Pension specialist Fiona Tait takes a look at the Financial Advice Market Review and assesses the three areas where it suggests improvements can be made With significant budget changes ruled out (for a while anyway), the pension community briefly turned its attention to the FCA’s final report on its Financial Advice Market Review (FAMR), hoping […]
Donald Trump’s campaign for the White House is a greater risk to markets than the threat of the UK leaving the European Union, says Richard Woolnough, manager of the M&G Optimal Income fund. The fixed income manager says while Brexit will create “noise and uncertainty”, the real worry for this year is the US presidential election. […]
Topics discussed: – Now that we have the final report, can the FAMR finally deliver on the objectives first set out in the RDR? – Will proposals boost access to affordable advice? What is the role of technology? – How do we create a better framework for advice without returning to misselling of the past? […]
On 7 March the senior managers and certification regime went live for banks, building societies, insurance companies and credit unions. There has been much coverage of the changes and the rest of the financial services industry will also be subject to this regime from 2018. Firms currently subject to the framework are working their way […]
Nicolas Just, Head of Smart Beta at Seeyond, says the most important point to recognise about the Seeyond approach to investing is that it sees volatility as an asset class and, with its factor-plus products, it aims to build portfolios that will outperform an index over one year/achieve outperformance as frequently as it can.
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