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Complex adviser charges and expensive pensions: FCA outlines key risks for 2016/17

The FCA has highlighted adviser charging structures and high cost pensions as key risks it will address over the coming year. In the regulator’s 2016/17 business plan, published earlier this week, it outlines its priorities in areas including pensions, crime, advice and technology. It says advice is “more important than ever” but warns “complex charging […]

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New Investment Association boss faces ‘very difficult job’ ahead

Newly-appointed Investment Association chief executive Chris Cummings faces a “very difficult job” ahead of him, industry commentators say. TheCityUK founding chief executive has been appointed as the new chief executive of the investment trade body and will start his role in the third quarter of this year. Cummings joins the trade body six months after Daniel Godfrey […]

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Woodford to stop charging investors for research costs

Woodford Investment Management is to stop charging investors for the cost of research and will instead the pay the fees in-house. The Sunday Times reports from this month the CF Woodford Equity Income fund will reduce its fees so that the fund management firm will meet the costs of research rather than the clients. Research […]

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How can investors Brexit-proof their portfolios?

Heads or tails? If polls are to be believed, the outcome of the Brexit referendum in June is anyone’s guess. Apollo multi-asset manager Ryan Hughes says: “It’s either a yes or it’s a no, both of which have very different implications when it comes to portfolio positioning, which actually makes positioning for the vote very difficult.” Money […]

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