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HSBC boosts funds in asset management arm

HSBC Global Asset Management has grown its funds under management by 13.4 per cent year on year as the largest European bank doubles its pre-tax profit for the period. In its full year results published today, the lender reported total group funds under management of $943bn (£675.6bn) at 31 Dec 2017,  up from $831bn in […]

Compliance tip: Reducing Gabriel completion stress

The deadline is looming for many firms’ Gabriel reporting. Parts of the return are easier to fill in – training and competence, complaints, PI policy details, for example. But the accounting and capital adequacy sections need more preparation, as you will generally need to delve into management information or consult your accountant. A lot of […]

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LEBC backs DB transfer contingent charging ban

National IFA LEBC has added weight to MPs’ calls to ban contingent charging on defined benefit pension transfers this morning. In a statement, the business says contingent charging will “inevitably” bias advisers in favour of transferring. LEBC director of public policy Kay Ingram says: “We agree that contingent charging should be banned. It is not […]

Mothers missing out on millions

By Steve Webb, director of policy and external communications The ninth Royal London Policy Paper discusses how thousands of mothers are missing out on state pension rights when they don’t have to Earlier this month we published the ninth Royal London Policy Paper, entitled ‘Mothers Missing out on Millions’. It focuses on the thousands of mothers […]

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