French asset manager Carmignac has called for more clarification on the new research costs rules under Mifid II as it claims rival firms have wrongly stated what the directive means for their business. Speaking to Money Marketing after an event in Paris, Carmignac managing director Didier Saint-Georges referred to asset managers as “cheeky” in their […]
PFS chief executive Keith Richards on keeping the trade body ‘modern, relative and inclusive’
Robo-advisers will increasingly move towards hybrid models over the next year, combining the human touch with machine learning, experts predict. Scalable Capital, the Europe-wide robo firm, which has received financial backing from investment giant BlackRock, has just started offering telephone and face-to-face advice for clients who want to progress beyond an initial free session. Nutmeg and Moneyfarm […]
Jacqueline Clezy Technical Specialist Pensions at Prudential The Government announced their intention for the Money Purchase Annual Allowance (MPAA) to reduce to £4,000 from 6 April 2017, in their final spring Budget on 8 March 2017. Finance (No.2) Bill 2017 included this clause but it was dropped prior to the general election, then reintroduced in […]
By Douglas Turnbull, Investment Director, Head of Chinese Equities China faces a ‘Rubik’s Cube’ policy trilemma, whereby it needs to sustain a minimum acceptable level of growth, deal with issues such as overcapacity and reform the financial system to make it a far more efficient allocator of capital. Given the contradictory nature of these objectives, […]
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