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Ex-BlackRock manager pleads guilty to insider trading

Former BlackRock manager Mark Lyttleton has pleaded guilty to two counts of insider dealing at Southwark Crown Court.  He will be sentenced on 21 December. At the end of September, the FCA announced Lyttleton had been charged with three counts of insider dealing between 2 October 2011 and 16 December 2011. The two stocks concerned are EnCore Oil […]

Through the roof: What is driving soaring replatforming costs?

A search for competitive advantage is driving up the price tag of replatforming for firms as experts warn costs could rise above estimates. A recent Finalytiq report estimates the total cost of  replatforming for Ascentric, Alliance Trust Savings, Aviva, Funds Network, Old Mutual Wealth, and Cofunds is £828.2m. But what exactly are the costs that […]

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Out of scope: The early exit charges that escape FCA cap

The complexities of the FCA’s cap on early exit charges mean it is likely to only scratch the surface when it comes to tackling punitive pension charges. The regulator has decided to impose a 1 per cent cap on existing contract-based personal pensions, which will come into effect from 31 March. But the cap appears […]

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