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FCA eyes clearer register warnings for suspect pension transfer firms

The FCA is looking to improve the clarity of its register so warnings against bad advice firms such as those involved in unsuitable defined benefit pension transfers are easier to spot. In an interview with Channel 4 News last night, FCA supervision director Megan Butler recognised that the current display, which does not immediately show […]

What were the best funds and sectors in 2017?

China and UK smaller companies are among the funds that have led performance in 2017, while absolute return continues to have a poor run and index linked gilt funds disappointed. Polar Capital UK Absolute Equity was topping performance for the year, returning 47.6 per cent to the period ended yesterday, while Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies Focus […]

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Europe 2018 outlook: Banking M&A and bond market volatility

Rob Burnett, Head of European Equities, Neptune Rob Burnett, manager of the Neptune European Opportunities Fund, reviews the key European developments in 2017, while arguing that fixed income investors should keep a close eye on the liquidity of their portfolios next year. Read more here Important Information Investment risks   This Fund may have a high […]

FCA expecting passporting to continue post-Brexit

Firms and funds solely regulated in the UK by the FCA will need to give the regulator notice the day before the UK officially exits the EU if they want to benefit from a temporary permissions regime, proposed by the Government today. While an implementation period is still yet to be agreed, a statement from […]

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A tailored approach to protection

By Ian Smart, Product Architect, Royal London In an ideal world, clients would be able to afford as much protection cover as they wanted, but few would describe current times as anything approaching ideal. But this doesn’t mean that they have to indulge in an either/or decision that results in missing out on some essential […]

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