The past few years have seen a rapid rise in the number of fund managers linking with risk profilers to launch new ranges. Determining risk is a central part of the advice process. But risk-profiling tools have been subject to criticism over the wildly different asset allocations they produce and their lack of consistency when […]
I was recently reading about how, when you are famous, people want to know you but when you lose your fame you are on your own again. Quickly dropped. The phone no longer rings, the emails dry up. You can hear a pin drop. This can happen in financial services too. In a client’s eyes, […]
A discretionary fund manager that lost a High Court appeal to judicially review a Financial Ombudsman Service decision against it has now been declared in default. Full Circle Asset Management was one of eight firms declared in default by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme in April. In 2017 Full Circle lost an appeal against a […]
Metro Bank’s chairman Vernon Hill has been re-elected despite opposition from activist shareholders such as Royal London. Hill has received criticism from a number of major shareholders over payments to his wife’s company Interarch totalling £21m since Metro Bank’s inception in 2010. The board at Commerce Bank previously ousted Hill from his former role at […]
Written by Mike Riddell29 June 2016 Headlines over the past few days have screamed about record falls in sterling, record low bond yields and massive falls in equity prices. However, if you take a slightly longer view of markets rather than simply the one- or two-day reaction, I think it’s amazing how little markets have […]
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