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Fidelity reverses plans to charge clients for research

Fidelity International has reversed plans to charge for research under Mifid II after feedback from clients. The £239bn asset manager revealed it planned to implement a Research Payment Account approach as part of its overhaul of fees, announced in October, when it revealed it was adopting a ‘variable management fee’ model. The RPA approach involves paying for […]

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Tony Wickenden: Is IHT in line for a shake up?

The Office for Tax Simplification has been tasked with reviewing the current rules. The Chancellor has requested the Office for Tax Simplification carry out a review of inheritance tax. The main focus of the IHT General Simplification Review will be on ensuring the administration and making payments of the tax is fit for purpose and […]

FCA urged to take action on pensions governance committees

Independent governance committees at big-name pension providers are failing to safeguard the interests of savers and the FCA must take action, fresh research finds. In 2015, the FCA required contract-based pension providers to appoint IGCs to act as champions of savers’ interests. IGCs are required to publish annual reports to increase transparency and encourage comparison […]

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