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Money Marketing and sister publication Fund Strategy have been announced as the official media partner for this year’s Growth Investor Awards. The awards, run by Intelligent Partnership, celebrate the role of the UK small and medium-enterprise fund management community in job and wealth creation. The Growth Investor Awards recognise those enabling start up and ‘scale up’ […]

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Why FAMR misses the point on demand for advice

The FCA has published a speech made by acting chief executive Tracey McDermott at a recent conference I attended on the Financial Advice Market Review. The speech, entitled The regulation of Advice – Recommendations post-FAMR, can be found on its website. Coincidentally, it was announced McDermott would be leaving the regulator just before she stepped […]

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FCA claims there is no issue with mortgage prisoners

Despite broker claims, the FCA says the Mortgage Market Review has not locked out borrowers from certain parts of the market. Yesterday the regulator published two papers: a feedback statement on its call for input on competition in the market and the findings of its responsible lending review post-MMR. In the responsible lending paper, it […]

Company of the Year: Royal London

Royal London won out for advisers in the prestigious Company of the Year category based on two key criteria: customer service and technical knowledge of adviser-facing staff. The advisers that nominated Royal London marked the provider as “excellent” on both counts. Service standards were marked highly across pensions and protection, with advisers further praising the […]

How QE is distorting the gilt market

By Mike Riddell The moves in gilts in August were truly exceptional. Volatility in the gilt market (based off 10-year gilt futures) has soared to close to the highest levels seen this millennium, on a par with the eurozone debt crisis of 2011/12 and behind only the global financial crisis of 2008/09. The first distortion […]

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