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Graham Bentley: Closet tracker impact on active management is underestimated

It is encouraging to see the FCA close in on lazy fund management, but more needs to be done  Without fanfare, the FCA has confirmed its intention to  punish lazy fund management. Several groups have been persuaded into voluntarily compensating investors who bought their beta-posing-as-alpha products, otherwise known as closet trackers. The regulator suggests that […]

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Divided but conquering? A deep dive into the DFM market

As discretionary fund managers continue to grow in assets and importance in the adviser community, Money Marketing research has cast new light on the market’s impact on planning. More than 400 advisers and paraplanners responded to a Money Marketing survey on the DFM market. Ninety per cent of respondents used at least one DFM and […]

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Warnings raised over plans to raid dormant pensions

Former pensions ministers Ros Altmann and Steve Webb have urged the Government to make sure pension savers are adequately protected under new plans to reclaim “dormant assets” for charities. Earlier this month the Government announced plans to widen a scheme to release assets in bank and building society accounts untouched for 15 years and put […]

Andrew Tully: Simplification key in FCA non-workplace pension review

The regulator must focus on removing outdated rules and making charges and illustrations clearer An FCA discussion paper released earlier this month has asked for views on non-workplace pensions. Covering a mix of products, including Sipps, stakeholder and individual pensions, as well as older contracts, such as s32 buyouts and retirement annuities, it focuses on […]

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