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FCA sets out thinking on FSCS funding review

The FCA is considering a bigger role for providers and the introduction of a product levy as part of its review of how the Financial Services Compensation Scheme is funded. In a letter to Treasury committee chairman Andrew Tyrie, published yesterday, FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey says work on the FSCS funding review is “well […]

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Sesame directors see pay rise despite £11m loss

Sesame Bankhall Group’s highest paid director was paid £508,000 last year, the network’s 2015 accounts show. The network, which closed to investment advisers last March after being fined for compliance failings and “pay to play” deals with providers, has also seen its losses for the year increase from £7.9m to £11.6m. The highest paid director […]

UK gilts: Shaken and stirred

Mike Riddell, fixed income portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors, reviews the performance of the UK government bonds market post-Brexit and assesses its future prospects, as well as giving his outlook for global fixed income markets and yields movements. In addition, he provides a brief analysis of the impact of Brexit and the Bank of […]

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