The Upper Tribunal has rejected pleas from Keydata founder Stewart Ford to call regulatory staff as witnesses in his long running legal battle against a £75m fine. Ford and fellow Keydata director Mark Owen are contesting regulatory bans for their role in the collapse of the investment firm. Owen also faces a fine of £4m. […]
Last week I considered the now famous U-turn on an increase in National Insurance contributions for the self-employed proposed at the Budget. This week, I want to look at what the implications of that move might be for any other plans the Government has to reduce tax inequality between the employed and the self-employed and/or […]
Barclays is docking pay for chief executive Jes Staley after he broke regulations by trying to identify an internal whistleblower. The lender has given Staley a formal reprimand and a “very significant” hit to his compensation, according to the Financial Times. The FCA and the Prudential Regulation Authority are also investigating Staley and his employer […]
Capital Market Notes, December 2016 Dave Lafferty, chief market strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management, assesses the accuracy of his 2016 outlook and provides his thoughts and outlook for 2017. Click here to read the full article
By Mark Martin & Holly Cassell, Neptune Mark Martin and Holly Cassell highlight three high-conviction holdings in the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund that they believe are well positioned to benefit from Brexit. Read more Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not a guide […]
Adviser trade body Pimfa has called on the government to go forward with the pensions dashboard as rumours swirl that ministers are considering abandoning the idea. Pimfa’s call comes after reports claim work and pensions secretary Esther McVey believes that the pensions dashboard would be a distraction to rolling out universal credit and so should […]
The Money Advice Service will soon be superseded by a new public financial guidance body, rolling it into Pension Wise and The Pensions Advisory Service. Money Marketing looks at some of the key stats for the organisation ahead of the transition.
The year so far has been full of manager and senior staff moves. Earlier this month, eight senior staff at Standard Life Aberdeen left to go to Aviva Investors, to join former Standard Life Investments equities head David Cumming. With moves like this in mind, is a management team or sole manager the better choice? […]