A draft of the template for the disclosure of transaction costs and charges set up by an FCA panel will be released by the end of this week, Money Marketing understands. The institutional disclosure working group is an independent panel created by the regulator last September following the package of remedies outlined in the FCA’s final […]
“There is nothing permanent except change”, so said the “weeping philosopher” Heraclitus circa 500 BC. Few would argue change was not needed in the retirement income market; it is just no one expected it to be so inorganic and non-negotiable. The impact of the pension freedoms Budget bombshell in 2014 was immediate and significant. Revisiting […]
The debate around how fund managers’ pay incentives should work has been reignited. Firms have started to introduce new cost structures in an attempt to improve transparency, as the FCA steps up its focus on how asset managers assess their value. The companies that have already introduced new fee models claim it will not change […]
Standard Life Investments UK Smaller Companies Fund manager Harry Nimmo believes his fund will ride out any post-Brexit headwinds due to its international exposure and the strength of UK businesses. Nimmo says that 54 per cent of profits for companies in the fund come from outside the UK, which will help shield it from any economic […]
Welcome to the latest edition of In Focus. In this issue, Jelf examines the private medical insurance market for employers with expatriate workforces in Germany. This includes the common challenges faced in sourcing appropriate coverage, along with a selection of available solutions. This will be of particular interest to HR/reward decision makers with employees based in Germany. It will assess the cultural norms, risks and backdrop that are relevant to organisations with expatriate staff in this location.
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