“Aggressive pricing games” in the platform market could threaten the sustainability of smaller players as platform charging structures come under the spotlight. Last week, Money Marketing kick-started the debate with Alliance Trust Savings and Nucleus arguing the merits of flat fees and percentage pricing. As the only advised platform in the UK that uses flat-fee […]
The FCA will change its logo over the Summer, Money Marketing sister title Mortgage Strategy has discovered. The regulator has registered two versions of a new logo, both in its current colours, according to Intellectual Property Office filings. One contains all capital letters, while the other only capitalises the first letter of each word. An FCA […]
The FCA has said that placing responsibility on to individuals through its Senior Managers Regime will not mean that firms have a “free pass” against fines. Speaking at New York University, the FCA’s director of enforcement and market oversight Mark Steward said that while fines were not the only way to keep firms in check, […]
In this short video, Craig Inches, head of short rates and cash at Royal London Asset Management, offers his thoughts on how to preserve capital and generate income in an inflationary environment. Watch the video in full The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well […]
Those with decent-length memories will recall that in the 2014 Budget statement George Osborne announced the new (and entirely unexpected) pension freedoms. The new rules come fully into force in less than two weeks.
Invesco Perpetual leads the latest edition of the infamous Spot the Dog report, which identifies underperforming equity funds, as the number of dogs hits a record high. In its bi-annual Spot the Dog report, Bestinvest names and shames funds that have underperformed their benchmarks for three consecutive years and by more than five per cent over […]
Most firms regulated by the FCA are satisfied with its performance and believe it is an efficient regulator, the watchdog has said. The survey conducted by the FCA and its Practitioner Panel – one of its advisory bodies – sought feedback on the regulator’s performance from the firms it oversees. The results showed that both satisfaction and […]
Investing at this stage of the market cycle is a tough balancing act. While over-exposure to risky assets leaves a portfolio vulnerable when a correction really bites, taking too much risk off the table too soon can mean missing out on the remaining opportunities which may still present themselves over the coming months. With so […]