Adrian Boulding: Robo key to advisers’ survival

Last month, the FCA released its findings from its review of automated advice providers. The results looked worrying for robos, with concerns flagged in the areas of suitability and fee disclosure, in particular. But while it is clear some online players need to do a much better job, robos more broadly are far from being run […]

Fund manager slashes competition probe penalty provision

Fund manager River and Mercantile has reduced the amount it set aside for a potential penalty relating to a FCA competition probe by £900,000. In March, River and Mercantile said it set aside £1m through a reduction in director pay in response to the regulator’s investigation. In a trading update today, the firm says that […]

India H2 outlook: biometric IDs, GST and a financial sector revolution

Thomas Smith, Fund Manager & Co-Head of Emerging Market Equities, argues that a new India is taking shape with the introduction of biometric IDs, increasing smartphone penetration and a growing demand for credit. Read more here Investment risks Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of an investment and any income […]


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