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FCA to review how it runs redress schemes

Incoming FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey is set to examine how the FCA deals with redress exercises. Speaking to the Treasury committee earlier yesterday, FCA chairman John Griffith-Jones says Bailey will work with the regulator’s board to draw upon its experience of dealing with issues including missold payment protection insurance and interest rate swaps. He will […]

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Malcolm Kerr: Competing in the digital world is not for the faint hearted

I was encouraged to read in the FCA Business Plan that it will launch a sandbox, creating a safe place for businesses to test new propositions that meet certain criteria, in order to ensure they will meet regulatory requirements. It expects this will accelerate the development of genuinely novel products that benefit consumers and provide leading examples […]

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Aegon: Lifetime Isa could reverse pensions progress

Aegon has warned the Lifetime Isa risks “muddying the waters” on retirement savings and could wipe out earlier gains made on encouraging consumers to pay into a pension. UK chief executive Adrian Grace says over the last couple of years the pensions industry has been driven by coping with regulatory and policy change like auto-enrolment, […]

Mel Kenny: We must collaborate to beat the scammers

It has been a long time coming but the FCA is finally promising to take another look at financial scams. Without doubt, the level of professionalism among regulated advisers and the respect from other professions are now both huge. I look around and find colleagues far and wide so much more qualified compared with 10 years […]

Neptune launches Japan Institutional Fund

By Chris Taylor, Investment Director, Head of Research Neptune is excited to announce the launch of the Japan Institutional Fund on 22 June, having disclosed to the market in March its intention to offer the product. The Fund will be managed by the highly-regarded Chris Taylor, Head of Research and manager of the long-running Japan Opportunities Fund. It will invest in the same underlying stocks as the Japan […]

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