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Architas chief investment officer Caspar Rock explains why he’s backing longer-dated bonds and considers the implications of the UK potentially leaving the EU this year. Long duration assets Despite the strong run in gilts, especially very long-dated ones, duration in fixed income portfolios is still a vital means of diversification. The markets remain fixated on […]

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Malcolm Kerr: Will the advice review reignite basic advice?

The big question: is commission going to be re-introduced? The short answer: No. You cannot re introduce something that did not go away. Remember basic advice? The RDR specifically exempted it from the commission ban. Perhaps the solution to the advice gap might see basic advice reincarnated – if, of course, there is an advice […]

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FCA will not intervene on platform switching despite ‘status quo bias’ concerns

The FCA has no plans to intervene in the platform switching space despite experts warning obstacles to transferring clients are increasing “status quo bias”. The FCA warned this morning that advisers are failing to complete regular due diligence on their platform choices, with some firms showing a strong bias to incumbent firms, rather than alternatives. […]

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