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Lee Robertson: Regulatory overload fails to curb FSCS levy hikes

I appreciate there have been many column inches dedicated to the subject of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme levy but here is my tuppence worth for what it may, or may not, add to the debate. Every year we all sit waiting with trepidation to hear what the levy might be. We cannot anticipate it, […]

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Ian McKenna: Keeping pace with the auto-enrol evolution

The agenda around automatic enrolment will continue to evolve this year. Large numbers of smaller advisers will find their small business clients pulling them into the auto-enrolment space when they realise they need help and guidance. At the other end of the spectrum, large employee benefits and corporate advisers will have considerable opportunities to help […]

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JP Morgan UK sales head exits

JP Morgan Asset Management head of UK funds field sales Mike Parsons is leaving the asset manager after almost 10 years. Parsons has been with the firm since 2007. He was head of UK intermediary sales until the end of 2013 when he was put in charge of a newly created team of stockbrokers, wealth managers and […]

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Independent review warns of Govt influence on FCA

An independent review of the FCA board has warned the FCA board’s powers are “limited” and questions the regulator’s independence from government. The report follows claims the regulator dropped a review into banking culture after the Bank of England intervened. In its report, commissioned last summer and published yesterday, Boardroom Review Limited says: “Although constituted […]

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Minimal compliance: Is it enough?

Along with global legal practice Eversheds Sutherland, we look at why employers may want to do more than simply meet the legal minimum in terms of their auto-enrolment duties. Our new policy paper — ‘Automatic enrolment and the law – how far do employers’ duties extend?’ — summarises current minimum duties of employers to enrol […]

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