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Trump set to scrap planned US advice rules

Proposals that would change the way retirement products are sold in the US could be scrapped under the Trump administration. According to a Financial Times report, advisers to president-elect Donald Trump are considering stopping reforms that would see advisers who give retirement advice putting the client’s interest above their own according to a “fiduciary standard”. […]

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‘Totally unfair’: What pensions industry makes of cut to money purchase annual allowance

Former pensions minister Steve Webb is among the key pensions industry figures to speak out against government plans to cut the money purchase annual allowance on defined contribution schemes. The MPAA – the annual amount individuals can contribute to defined contribution pensions after having previously accessed a pension flexibly – will be slashed from £10,000 to […]

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FCA sets out rationale behind Gabriel data collection

The FCA has published a paper to explain why it collects the data it does on advisers after firms called for more transparency at the regulator’s regional events. The paper explains the FCA’s rationale for collecting information through the Retail Mediation Activities return on its Gabriel system and why it needs the information electronically. The paper […]

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Will Trump’s protectionism cause a trade war with emerging markets?

Emerging markets are already feeling the impact of Donald Trump’s protectionist stance on Chinese and Mexican trading relationships, with major EM indexes slumping on today’s US election results. Commentators unsurprisingly put Mexico at the forefront of upcoming uncertainties with Trump in power at the White House, with the peso already weakening. The Mexican currency plunged […]

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