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Aegon eyes platform revenue boost after passing £10bn in assets

Aegon has said it is planning to drum up more business from platform fees and move away from insurance products as assets on its platform passed £10bn in the third quarter of 2016. The provider’s results today show that Aegon moved €1.5bn (£1.32bn) of client assets from its backbook onto its platform between July and […]

Chancellor eyes Brexit ‘headroom’ in Autumn Statement targets

Chancellor Philip Hammond is set to move away from the rigid targets his predecessor George Osborne introduced as he lines up his inaugural Autumn Statement later this month. The Financial Times cites officials close to cabinet discussions, who say that Hammond is eyeing up a flexible fiscal framework to give the government “headroom” to respond […]

Mr Buffettology: US can guard against ‘mad-cap’ Trump policies

The man behind the Buffettology fund believes the US political system is well placed to block the more “mad-cap” policy ideas from president-elect Donald Trump. Sanford DeLand Asset Management investment director Keith Ashworth-Lord manages the £64m CFP SDL UK Buffettology fund, which aims to mirror the investment principles of billionaire investor Warren Buffett. Speaking at […]

PFS teams up with FCA in battle against scams

The Personal Finance Society is working with the FCA on a new campaign against pension and investment scams. The professional body is launching a national campaign calling on financial planners to report scams to the regulator. In return, the FCA is in the process of taking on additional resources to deal with reports, and will […]

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