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Vanguard has launched four active ETFs for the UK market. The ETFs will have a factor-based investment strategy and be exposed to value, momentum, liquidity and minimum volatility. The funds will be managed by Vanguard’s quantitative equity group, currently managing $24bn (£16bn) in assets. The ongoing charge for the funds is 0.22 per cent, with Axel Lomholt, head […]

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FCA consults on Mifid II implementation

The FCA has published its first consultation paper on the UK’s implementation of Mifid II. The new rules are set to come into force from January 2017, although senior European officials have mooted a delay to 2018. The regulator’s paper focuses on parts of the reforms it describes as having “sufficient certainty” to make proposals […]

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Low paid Govt staff could miss out on pension tax relief

Auto-enrolment schemes at both the Department for Work and Pensions and The Pensions Regulator apply the net pay model for tax relief that the Government has warned employers against using. People earning over £10,000 but under the starting rate of income tax – which currently sits at £10,600 – miss out on a 20 per […]

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FCA’s compliance guarantees in doubt after lack of action

Regulatory experts have questioned the effectiveness of compliance guarantees used by the FCA after a Freedom of Information request revealed not one has resulted in enforcement action in the past two years. An FoI submitted by Money Marketing has found that no investigations have been opened in the past two years as a result of […]

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