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European equities: good going – up and down

Paul Casson, the manager of the Artemis Pan-European Absolute Return Fund, expects to benefit from a (patchy) recovery in Europe and more profit warnings in 2016.

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Mark Dampier: Hunt for income goes beyond UK equities

The Newton Global Income fund is 10 years old this month. Not terribly remarkable when compared with the likes of Foreign & Colonial’s investment trust, which launched in 1868, but more impressive when viewed in the context of global income funds. Global income funds are a relatively new concept and Newton was one of the […]

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Turning the corner: Can the industry build on rising adviser numbers?

Advisers are calling on policymakers to do more to increase adviser numbers following the first meaningful rise since the RDR. Last month the FCA announced the number of advisers at advice firms had increased by 5 per cent from 21,496 a year ago to 22,557. Experts say while the figures are promising, further steps to […]

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FCA probes advice consolidators

The FCA has written to financial advice consolidators requesting information on suitability processes when acquiring new firms, Money Marketing can reveal. The regulator is understood to have asked firms to provide details of their business plans for the next year, as well as details of how they treat customers gained through consolidation. In particular, the FCA […]

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Chris Gilchrist: FCA deserves ridicule for ‘consumer engagement’ stance

Imagine the boss of car safety regulator VCA saying “consumer engagement with cars is essential” or the boss of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority saying “consumer engagement with pharmaceuticals is essential”. These bosses would first be ridiculed and then fired. Yet the FCA’s request for input to its Financial Advice Market Review contains […]

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