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Lee Robertson: Time to move on from independent versus restricted debate

So it appears the move towards restricted is gathering a fair bit of pace, with the news more firms are being snapped up by larger, life assurance company-backed wealth managers, among others. Many of these are excellent firms too: chartered, profitable, award winning and highly admired. The cost pressures of being regulated – including the […]

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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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Short circuit: Will advisers pay the cost of robo-advice failure?

Fears are mounting that the rapid rise of robo-advice has outpaced the regulator, risking unsuitable investment recommendations that advisers will ultimately have to pay for. The FCA has committed to launching a new robo-advice unit as part of the Financial Advice Market Review. The unit will be an extension of its ongoing Project Innovate to […]

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