The FCA has warned investors that copycat scammers are claiming to represent the custodian of a failed structured product provider to cheat people out money. Reyker Securities took on custody and administration responsibilities after Merchant Capital, the structured products arm of Merchant House Group, went into administration in January 2013, leaving £400m in structured product plans in […]
Ewan Thompson, Head of Emerging Market Equities, Neptune Over the last two years, emerging markets have enjoyed a strong return to outperformance, driven by the first synchronised global growth episode since before the global financial crisis. With emerging market economic indicators accelerating rapidly – and faster than those in developed markets – Ewan Thompson, discusses […]
Former Treasury select committee chair Andrew Tyrie has been named as the new chairman of the Competition and Markets Authority. The ex-MP is best known for asking tough questions of the financial services sector while at the head of the influential parliamentary group. While the FCA also has a competition remit, the CMA is likely […]
Until recently, UK taxation has remained uncomplicated by any major differences in the rules between the countries that make it up. That is until 6 April, when Scotland brings in its own income tax rates, with Wales following suit a year later. Wales will also bring in its own land transaction tax, to replace stamp […]
George Osborne will make his last Budget speech of the current parliamentary term this week, and the early media briefings suggest that pensions will again feature heavily in that statement. So what are we able to learn from the weekend’s coverage?
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