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Charges hiked after structured product provider collapses

Clients have paid fees 40 times higher than initial estimates after a structured product provider collapsed, with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme set to pick up the bill. Merchant Capital, the structured products arm of Merchant House Group, went into administration in January 2013. Reyker Securities subsequently became custodian and administrator for clients who had […]

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FCA: IFAs can sit on fund group boards as independent directors

The FCA has confirmed that appointing financial advisers to be independent directors on the boards of asset management firms would not necessarily breach conflict of interest rules. In new rules the FCA put forward to improve the asset management sector earlier this month, the regulator said it wants fund houses to hire independent directors to […]

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By Scott Mill, Digital Marketing Consultant In an age of seemingly endless distractions, getting the attention of your audience can seem daunting. The challenges faced are already being addressed by other industries and it occurred to me that we could learn a few things from the game of cricket. Play the short game Test cricket […]

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