FSA handbook to be rewrittenThe Treasury review of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 will lead to a rewriting of the FSA handbook. The FSA will reduce the size of the handbook while retaining consumer safeguards. It will also issue around 10 guides in the next year. The FSA handbook website is also being […]
Those crazy guys at mortgage packager Bananas are living up to their name bathing in baked beans to raise money for charity. Compliance manager Eddie Parsons had 50 industrial-size cans of beans tipped over his head, raising £250 for Children in Need. The Diary is convinced that compliance has an inherent predilection for torture.
Schroders has made its institutional recovery fund available to retail investors in the UK. The Schroder recovery fund, formerly the Schroder institutional recovery fund, invests in companies which have suffered a setback and their valuations will reflect this. A setback could mean they are out of fashion with the market or profitability has fallen. However, […]
Graeme Ballantyne, business consultancy manager, looks at how you can maximise the opportunities through your professional connections As we move through the summer months it’s perhaps a good time to pause and reflect on whether the plans you’ve made for your business are bearing fruit. One area we at PruConsulting know many advisers have been […]
A High Court judge says the FCA can submit evidence in a case that could shape how Sipp misselling claims are handled in the future. In the case, which started today, lorry driver Russell Adams alleges Carey Pensions missold him a self-invested personal pension. Carey Pensions is accused of using unregulated introducers to invest Adams’s […]
Studies have found funds can be too big or too small to outperform, suggesting size does matter The assessment of whether to invest in a certain fund is a tricky business. Bearing in mind roughly 90 per cent of active funds do not beat their benchmarks over periods longer than 10 years, the odds are […]
The following sorry verse embodies procrastination on a whole new level: “Hello there, my name’s Phil; I rap like a small bear writing a will [diligently]; Estate-planning, ninja-whooping IHT; Shame I’m not as bizzie [urban affectation] with the RLP.” These words were penned in response to my father’s short verse sent to me, after the […]