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FCA questions 44 more firms about Panama Papers

A further 44 financial services firms have been required by the FCA to complete urgent reviews to address possible ties to the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers scandal. The firms were required to report back to the regulator last weeK. Earlier this month, the FCA wrote to around 20 firms, giving […]

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Miton’s George Godber and Georgina Hamilton quit

Miton fund managers George Godber and Georgina Hamilton are to exit the asset manager. The duo, who manage the £869m Miton UK Value Opportunity fund, have handed their notice, the firm said in a statement issued last night. Godber and Hamilton, who started at the firm three years ago when the fund was launched, have […]

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Advisers hit out at Aegon Sipp property transfers delay

Advisers have been left frustrated by delays in Sipp property transfers as a result of Aegon’s year long administration switch from Capita to James Hay. The insurer used Capita as a third-party investment and property administrator until July 2015 when the firm withdrew from the Sipp market. Aegon also exited the market, though still offers […]

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Complex adviser charges and expensive pensions: FCA outlines key risks for 2016/17

The FCA has highlighted adviser charging structures and high cost pensions as key risks it will address over the coming year. In the regulator’s 2016/17 business plan, published earlier this week, it outlines its priorities in areas including pensions, crime, advice and technology. It says advice is “more important than ever” but warns “complex charging […]

Time for a new approach to asset allocation

Trevor Greetham, RLAM’s head of multi asset, introduces the recentlylaunched RL GMAPs. Asset allocation has become an increasingly difficult challenge for investors and advisers in the years since the financial crisis. Sometimes violent price swings in stock and commodity markets coupled with the collapse in the rate of interest on bonds have made it harder […]

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