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The FCA is listening: Advisers challenge Mifid II plans to record client calls

The advice sector is pushing back against the FCA’s plans to require advisers to record telephone calls amid cost concerns and fears clients could withhold information. In a Mifid II consultation paper published last week, the regulator proposes extending the recording requirement to all “Article 3” firms, which includes advice firms and corporate finance boutiques. The […]

Chase de Vere kick-starts recruitment drive

Chase de Vere is to looking to boost its ranks with the addition of 20 advisers. The firm will be recruiting across its Basingstoke, Bath, Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Chester, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester and Tyne & Wear offices. The company currently employs 195 IFAs. Chase de Vere chief executive Stephen Kavanagh says: “We want to […]

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Tisa: Passporting isn’t essential in Brexit negotiations

Investment and savings organisation Tisa has told the Treasury that it would like the government to seek equivalence rather than full membership of the single market as it enters Brexit negotiations with the European Union. Its initial proposals, outlined today, state that passporting, as well as the free movement of people, are not essential for its […]

UK: mid-year review and outlook

By Mark Martin, manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, and Scott MacLennan, manager of the Neptune UK Opportunities Fund H1 2014• Equity markets continued to show strength: despite a strong rally in 2013 driven by a market-wide re-rating, equity markets continued to generate positive returns for investors. Economic activity continued to be stimulated […]

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