Tony Wickenden: Key pension takeaways from the Autumn Statement

Last week saw Chancellor Philip Hammond deliver his first (and last) Autumn Statement. I liked his delivery style – and his asides.  Understandably, there was a strong focus on growth, debt, infrastructure and post-Brexit uncertainty. Hammond, with reference to the Office for Budget Responsibility input, was preparing us for potentially tough times ahead. There was […]


Santander eyes sale of Allfunds platform

Banco Santander is eyeing a sale or listing of its Allfunds platform. Allfunds, which has more than €200bn (£172bn) in assets under management, is currently jointly owned by Santander and Italy’s biggest retail bank Intesa Sanpaolo in a half and half deal. According to Reuters, buyout funds expressing an interest in a potential takeover of Allfunds include […]


Ian McKenna: Lessons from the US on advice, regulation and tech

Last week saw yet another link-up between international regulators, with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority signing a cooperation agreement to foster greater collaboration on financial technology. The FCA has signed similar deals with MAS and the Australian Securities & Investment Commission, which in turn has probably been the […]

The Day of (B)reckoning

A period of exceptional uncertainty started last Friday for the UK, including a fierce leadership battle in a deeply divided Conservative party, the timing of the trigger of the EU’s Article 50, as well as a potential referendum in Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Click here to read the full article


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