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Deutsche Bank – S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF

Deutsche Bank – S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF

Type: Exchange-traded fund

Aim: Growth by tracking the S&P 500 Equal Weight index

Minimum investment: Negotiable with stockbroker

Investment split: 100% tracking S&P 500 Equal Weight index

Place of registration: Luxemburg

Charges: Annual up to 0.3%

Commission: None



MMR to cost industry up to £170m a year

The total one-off cost of implementing the MMR will be between £40 and £65m, according to the FSA. In today’s MMR consultation paper, the FSA says the industry will then face ongoing compliance costs of between £47m and £170m a year. Broken down on a cost per proposal basis, the affordability requirements are expected to […]


FSA will not limit advisers’ role in checking affordability

The FSA says intermediaries will only be expected to check if a customer fits the lenders credit criteria but will not be stopped from conducting further affordability checks. In its final consultation paper, published today, the regulator removed prescriptive proposals from its earlier distribution and disclosure paper which stated intermediaries should be limited to checking […]


Europe institutions clash over future of financial compensation schemes

The European Council is at odds with other European institutions over the funding model and maximum guaranteed compensation levels of the investor compensation scheme directive. The council says the maximum guaranteed level of compensation should be increased from the current €20,000 to €30,000, while the European Commission and the European Parliament say the new maximum […]


FSA bans and fines ex-UBS adviser £150k

The FSA has banned and fined a former UBS client adviser £150,000 for circumventing securities rules. Jaspreet Singh Ahuja was a client adviser within UBS’s international wealth management business in London. Between January 1, 2006 and January 30, 2008 he used a pre-existing investment structure to enable an Indian resident customer to breach Indian law […]

International jurisdictions

By Neil Jones, Canada Life Investing through international providers has grown in popularity over recent years as investors seek out the benefits of gross roll-up and the wider range of investment options that can be available. When considering a recommendation for a lump sum investment, not only does the adviser have to select a suitable tax wrapper […]


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