The costs of implementing the EU Mifid directive will only be worthwhile if firms exploit the opportunities provided by the directive, such as cross border trade, says FSA managing director Hector Sants.
The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to commission a Turner-style report to address the way forward for public-sector pensions. Speaking at a Politiea conference in London, LibDem Shadow Work and Pension Secretary David Laws said such a report should consider how to make the schemes sustainable in the future. Laws said Lord Turner’s […]
Public should pay for FSCS I went to the Money Marketing Live show at Olympia recently and before her presentation, spoke to Loretta Minghella of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.In her presentation, she went through the different options for a new way of funding the FSCS. The problem is that none of the options allows […]
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Trevor Greetham, RLAM’s head of multi asset, introduces the recentlylaunched RL GMAPs. Asset allocation has become an increasingly difficult challenge for investors and advisers in the years since the financial crisis. Sometimes violent price swings in stock and commodity markets coupled with the collapse in the rate of interest on bonds have made it harder […]
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The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has declared self-invested personal pension operators Stadia Trustees, Brooklands Trustees and Montpelier Pension Administration Services in default. The lifeboat fund has received around 150 claims for compensation relating to the three businesses. Those claims relate to how the businesses set up, operated and administered Sipps through which people invested in […]
The Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed it will not change the pensions triple lock and will explore bolstering the powers of The Pensions Regulator in the forthcoming legislative period. The DWP published its “single departmental plan” yesterday, which sets out five objectives it is working towards over the next four years. It has […]
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