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FOS review mulls new funding model

An independent review into the Financial Ombudsman Service has mooted the idea of linking funding contributions to the risk of complaints firms pose. The review was carried out by Money and Mental Health Policy Institute vice chair Richard Lloyd after a Channel 4 documentary earlier this year criticised the complaints adjudicator for providing a lack […]

Liontrust assets up on new fund launches

Liontrust Asset Management has reported a 9 per cent increase in assets under management for the year to June on the back of new fund launches. The firm now has now reached £11.4bn in AUM, with net inflows in the first quarter of 2018 totalling £320m. Liontrust has made a number of hires in recent […]

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Lighthouse renews advice deal with 19,000-strong education body

National IFA Lighthouse has renewed its contract with 19,000 member organisation the Association of School and College Leaders to provide financial advice for a further three years. Lighthouse also works with union Unison, BA Clubs, the Royal College of Nursing and Prospect. It plans to target more affinity partnerships. Lighthouse chief executive Malcolm Streatfield says: “[The […]

China tech and Global Alpha: a new great leap forward

By Robin Geffen, Fund Manager and CEO

Internet giant Alibaba is exactly the type of entrepreneurial company that the high-conviction, top-performing Neptune Global Alpha Fund seeks to invest in. Established just 14 years ago in an apartment in Hangzhou, today Alibaba is larger than Amazon and eBay put together and is challenging some of the most powerful internet companies in the world…

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