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FCA chief: New mission is not a ‘political shield’

The FCA’s new mission statement is not meant as a “political shield”, the regulator’s chief executive Andrew Bailey has said. It is also not about “repositioning” the regulator, but will better explain what the regulator does and why it does it, Bailey has said. The FCA published the consultation today, describing it as a set of principles […]

Global markets reel on Trump win

Shock election result is felt across global markets after Trump win Donald Trump has taken out the US presidential election in a shock result, cinching the key swing states of Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton called Trump this morning to concede defeat. Wall Street is bracing for its worst days […]

Tony Mudd: The investment bonds and small firms tax puzzle

Prior to April 2008, investment bonds (both onshore and offshore) held by companies were taxable under the chargeable events regime – precisely the same regime that applies for individual investors today. In other words, a tax charge would arise where there is a chargeable event and any resulting gain would have been subject to corporation […]

Robert Reid: Can Godfrey’s People’s Trust deliver?

The news former Investment Association chief executive Daniel Godfrey is going into direct competition with the groups that did not support his wish for transparency is something to be watched with interest. I have to say, the £100,000 being raised to kick-start the development of his new investment company The People’s Trust looks inadequate. I […]

State of the markets: UK equity income

Artemis Income Fund manager Nick Shenton discusses the state of the UK equity income market with journalist Alexis Xydias. With the first three months of 2015 showing strong returns for both the Artemis Income Fund and UK markets generally, Nick Shenton discusses the fund’s top contributors – including overseas holdings Novartis and Bayer – and […]

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