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John Chatfeild-Roberts: Trade wars – reality or bargaining chip?

President Trump’s trade tariffs have got the world’s attention but are there more games to come? The predominant consideration for most investors is the current economic climate and its longer-term prospects. Because those things change relatively slowly, however, they tend to be in the background. That said, they sometimes move squarely into investors’ headlights and […]

Consolidator acquires London wealth manager

Leeds-based Progeny Group has acquired wealth manager Chestergate Financial Planning in an attempt to extend its presence in the London area. Salisbury and London-based Chestergate will take a minority stake in Progeny but no further details were given on the transaction. Progeny was formed after wealth management firm Lawrence Scoffield Group merged with Progeny Private […]

Schroders to offer wealth management services to US clients

Schroders has established a new London-based wealth management company to cater for high net worth US clients who live in the UK or North America. Schroder Wealth US will sit alongside Cazenove Capital in the wealth management division, subject to regulatory approval. Martin Heale will head up the US wealth management team at Schroder Wealth […]

Vanguard launches D2C investment platform

Vanguard launches D2C platform in the UK with fees at 0.15 per cent Vanguard, one of the world’s largest fund groups, has launched its direct-to-consumer online platform for the UK mass-market investors. In October, Money Marketing first revealed Vanguard’s plans to launch the service as part of a “10-year plus strategy”. The new platform will […]

Why the unloved healthcare sector deserves a closer look

Healthcare has been one of the most unpopular areas of equity markets for the better part of two years, but one where opportunities for sustainable growth continue to be found. To better understand the current situation and what the near-term future holds, it is helpful to review the bull and bear markets the sector has […]

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FCA warns Trump over ‘too big to fail’ rules

FCA warns of the damage to co-operation among global regulators if the Trump administration unwinds the regime for failing banks In an interview with the Financial Times in Washington, FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey says there is a risk to the confidence international regulators would have in the US if it scrapped its system for […]