Succession has acquired Birmingham-based Clay Rogers & Partners in a deal potentially worth over £10m The purchase was made through a mix of cash and shares. Clay Rogers has £450m of funds under management, and has been working with Succession since 2013. Co-founder Mark Rogers says: “We are very excited about our rapid integration as […]
EU member states have backed a 12-month delay to the Priips implementation date as regulatory experts argue the European Commission should not rush in redrafting the rules. Yesterday 23 out of 28 EU members, including the UK and Germany, asked the Commission to delay the implementation of Priips after draft rules were rejected earlier this […]
This third part of my look at the changing face of independence starts with my arrival in the research and technical support department of DBS in 1995. Ken Davy had set up DBS some years before. He was an inspirational leader who genuinely believed in independence. I arrived just as the firm was debating whether […]
Those with decent-length memories will recall that in the 2014 Budget statement George Osborne announced the new (and entirely unexpected) pension freedoms. The new rules come fully into force in less than two weeks.
This month will see the release of a TV advertising campaign to raise awareness of auto-enrolment among small and micro employers. It arrives before an unprecedented number of businesses approach their staging date.
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The Financial Services Compensation Scheme will automatically compensate hundreds of clients of a collapsed discretionary fund manager, but other investors will have to wait another five months to get their money back. London-based Beaufort Securities has been investigated by both the FCA and US authorities. An indictment from the US Department of Justice alleges that […]
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The FCA has reiterated its warnings that advisers outsourcing defined benefit transfer advice to firms with relevant qualifications cannot divorce themselves from responsibility for the eventual recommendation. While existing FCA rules require additional qualifications to advise on DB transfers, and the FCA has written to all firms who have DB transfer permissions as part of […]