Nearly one in three (29 per cent) advisers will advise and transact defined benefit to defined contribution transfers for insistent clients, FCA data has revealed. In addition, nearly half (47 per cent) will advise and transact safeguarded benefits work even against their recommendation. An FCA survey of around 200 advisers conducted to inform the financial […]
Five large fund management groups are among those challenging boardroom pay as the battle between blue-chip companies and their investors heats up. Research compiled by data analysis firm Proxy Insight for The Telegraph, shows “rebel investor” Fidelity Worldwide is the most aggressive on pay and has voted against 32.9 per cent of policies, followed by Aviva […]
Barclays is in exclusive talks with private equity firm AnaCap Financial Partners over a deal to sell its French retail banking operations. The French arm includes a network of 74 branches, a life insurance business, and wealth and investment management operations. AnaCap holds stakes in challenger bank Aldermore, as well as banks in Belgium, Malta, […]
The strong dollar is hurting exporters, but the domestic economy is growing, the banks are strong and consumers are paying off their debts, says Cormac Weldon, head of Artemis’ US team.
It has been over four months since the surprise election of Donald Trump as US President. Despite the initial shock, the US stockmarket has continued to climb higher, with many investors forecasting that Trump will be more pro-growth than his predecessors. Watch Robin Milway, lead manager of the Neptune US Opportunities Fund, discuss the outlook […]
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Two Fidelity fund managers are facing accusations of sexual harassment and have left the asset manager in the past month, according to reports. Sources have told the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal that complaints about sexual comments and behaviour led to two long-serving members of Fidelity’s $1.3trn equity division being pushed out. An […]
Advisers will soon have to tell the FCA how many esoteric investments they have recommended as part of their regulatory returns. The move comes as the FCA continues its review of Financial Services Compensation Scheme funding, and would allow the regulator to introduce risk-based levies if it chose to. FCA analysis shows that around a […]