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Industry demands answers on Mifid II deadline delay

The industry is calling for confirmation of whether the deadline for implementation of Mifid II will be delayed, as fears grow that smaller firms are falling behind in their preparations. An FCA roundtable on Mifid II, attended by the regulator and various industry trade bodies, highlighted the confusion in the industry over Mifid II deadlines. […]

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Aberdeen Asset Management eyes ETF launch

Aberdeen Asset Management is eyeing a move into the ETF space – a departure for the actively-focused manager. A spokesperson for the asset manager told the Financial Times it was “looking at” launching into the ETF market. Aberdeen has been hit recently by outflows and negative investor sentiment on the emerging markets, where it specialises. The manager […]

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PRA fines and bans former Co-op Bank bosses

The PRA has issued lifetime bans and fines to the former chief executive and managing director of the Co-op Bank. Former chief executive Barry Tootell and former managing director of the corporate and business banking division Keith Alderson have been fined £173,802 and £88,890, respectively. The pair are also blocked from holding significant influence positions […]

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Mick McAteer: The UK needs a non-profit national advice network

Good financial advice is critical to promoting financial resilience and security amongst households – particularly underserved lower to medium income households which are the focus of our work at the Financial Inclusion Centre. But claims that overregulation has created an ‘advice gap’ are wrong – or disingenuous. The real reasons are growing numbers of consumers […]

Johnson Fleming is a finalist at UK Pensions Awards 2016

The UK Pensions Awards shine the light on excellence and recognise the advisers, providers and investment managers that offer the highest level of innovation, performance and service to occupational pension schemes and their members. This year’s awards looked at advisers and providers across 31 different categories and were rigorously judged by a panel of senior […]

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