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UK fund groups see AUM drop as global firms break $80trn

The total assets under management of the world’s largest 500 managers increased by 5.8 per cent to $81.2trn in 2016, although UK firms saw AUM drop for the second consecutive year, falling by 4.5 per cent to $6.3trn. The Willis Towers Global 500 research shows that AUM by North American managers rose 7.7 per cent […]

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HSBC currency boss faces 20-years in jail for front running

HSBC’s former head of global cash foreign exchange trading faces up to 20 years jail after he was found guilty of defrauding a client through front-running a $3.5bn deal. In addition, the bank’s head of currency trading in London is facing extradition in connection with the case, which is expected to shake-up the $5.3trn market, the Financial […]

ABI pushes for legislation on dashboard data-sharing

The report calls for state pension information to be made available on a pension dashboard from day one The Association of British Insurers has called for legislation to ensure pension providers and schemes make their data available for pensions dashboards. A report published today by the pensions dashboard project group, which is managed by the ABI […]

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TPR investigates trustee assessments of DC costs and charges

The Pensions Regulator is starting a thematic review into whether trustees are suitably assessing the costs and charges paid by members. The regulator believes many trustees of small and micro schemes might not be properly assessing value. The thematic review will look at the explanation of the value for member assessments made by 100 small […]

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Japanese politics and record-breaking markets

Chris Taylor, Head of Japanese Equities, Neptune The Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) convincing election victory on Sunday means that leader Shinzo Abe is on course to be the longest-serving Japanese prime minister since the Second World War. The LDP and its junior coalition partner Komeito strolled home with 313 seats, meaning they were able to […]

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