The FCA will soon make clear how it intends to tackle under-the-bonnet charges within investment funds. The consequences for the debate on a pensions charge cap will be significant; the effects on the way investment banks are paid for the research they generate will be seismic and far-reaching. The FCA is due to publish its […]
The hive of activity in National Apprenticeship Week, which took place earlier this month, highlighted the benefits of apprenticeships both for businesses and young people. The programme of events provided a talking point for advice firms about whether to open their doors to young employees through such schemes. Research recently conducted by ICM for the […]
In recent years, a popular narrative about the global economy has been that it is ‘stuck in a low gear’, with central banks unable to tighten policy. As recently as a year ago, there was much talk about the pros and cons of negative interest rates. This year, however, instead of a barrage of media […]
Welcome to the fourth instalment of our good life gurus series. We talk to IFA’s Kathryn and Alan Knowles to find out how they got started with an exercise regime and how a healthy lifestyle helps them with work-life balance.
The FCA has announced a project to better understand how its rules affect smaller firms, including financial advisers. The regulator published a note today informing firms that it would soon conduct a survey to specifically identify how FCA rules impact them, to “help ensure FCA cost benefit analyses and judgements of proportionality take account of […]