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MM panel: Corbyn shock could be less than hard Brexit

The shocks of a potential Corbyn-led government would be less than a hard Brexit might cause to the UK, experts have argued. The general election of 2017 saw prime minister Theresa May’s Conservative party losing its majority at the Commons, while the opposition, led by Labour’s leader Jeremy Corbyn, defied predictions gaining seats in the […]

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Fund figures show decline in platforms’ dominance

Platforms’ retail distribution dominance has declined in the past year, according to the latest Investment Association figures. In January, intermediaries including IFAs and wealth managers made gross retail fund sales of £8.1bn, representing an increase in market share of nearly 10 percentage points year-on-year, to 35.7 per cent from 27.4 per cent in January 2017. […]

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FCA issues further guidance on ‘personal recommendation’ standard

The FCA has finished implementing the recommendations of the Financial Advice Market Review with the publication today of a policy statement relating to personal recommendations today. The FCA aligned itself with Mifid II last year by mandating that regulated advice must contain a personalised recommendation. In August last year, the FCA published a consultation paper […]

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Complaints watchdog sides with FCA over mortgage misselling case

The FCA has successfully defended a complaint against it after a customer alleged it had ignored interest-only mortgage misselling accusations. The complainant said they had tried to contact the FCA on multiple occasions, but the regulator had failed to properly consider the information given to it. The complainant alleges that a mortgage broker submitted false […]

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Signs of an M&A Boom?

Mark Martin, Head of UK Equities, Neptune After a quiet year for M&A in 2016, UK equities have been bolstered by increased deal activity year-to-date. Neptune’s Mark Martin explains why he believes M&A could continue to drive the outperformance of small and mid-caps in the coming months. Read article here:   Important information Investment risks Neptune […]

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