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ABI warns providers over FCA plans for FSCS levies

The Association of British Insurers has warned its life and pensions members they could soon face Financial Services Compensation Scheme levies if the FCA goes ahead with plans for providers to contribute for adviser failures. The ABI regulation team recently met the FCA to talk about the FSCS funding review. An ABI note, seen by […]

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Apfa: Financial regulation is in need of reform

There are three crucial questions that will determine the effect of Brexit on advisers. Firstly, to what extent will the UK seek to apply the single market? Our surveys have found one in three advisers have at least one client outside the UK in the EU. In the event advisers must have a local licence […]

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Schroders suffers £3.3bn adviser outflows

Schroders has suffered £3.3bn outflows from advisers spooked by market volatility as it announces total assets under management of £343.8 billion for H1 2016, compared to £309.9 billion a year earlier. Sterling weakness has helped boost assets under management by £28.5bn. The asset manager says volatile markets were impacting investor sentiment, particularly in the UK and Asia, […]

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European materials and the asymmetric opportunity

Rob Burnett, manager of the Neptune European Opportunities Fund, discuss the political and economic factors driving European equities today. With potentially tighter monetary policy on the horizon and record valuations for defensive stocks, Rob believes that there is an asymmetric opportunity to the upside for value strategies. Click here to watch the video Rob discusses: […]

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