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Lighthouse signs advice deal with 200,000 member union

Advice network Lighthouse Group will now provide advice to members of the Public and Commercial Services Union. The contract for financial advice, retirement planning, mortgage and investment advice will be for three years, starting from 1 June. The union has 200,000 members across the UK and is the largest civil services trade union. Lighthouse chief […]

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Pru targets financial services newbies with adviser training programme

Prudential Financial Planning will launch an adviser training programme aimed at people who have not previously worked in financial services. Prudential says the programme is “underpinned by a six-figure investment” and will see candidates become fully fledged advisers within 18 months. Four entrants to the programme will undertake a 12-month intensive training programme in Prudential’s […]

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FCA art to move to Stratford as collection revalued at £800,000

The FCA’s art collection has dipped in value since its latest valuation, Money Marketing has discovered, as the regulator plans to bring its pieces with it during its upcoming office move. A 2015 valuation placed the FCA’s art collection, which includes paintings, photography pieces and sculpture, at £825,000. A 2017 valuation now acquired by Money […]

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FCA working group struggles with template for asset classes

There is continued disagreement surrounding asset class within a FCA cost disclosure template, minutes from the institutional disclosure working group meeting shows. While members were in agreement that “significant progress” has been made in recent weeks, there are still issues relating to certain asset classes including the question of purchases and sales for FX and […]

Can UK companies satisfy global appetites?

By Mark Martin, Manager of Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund

Rapid economic and income growth is leading to a dramatic shift in diet towards protein products right around the globe. UK companies such as Genus, the world’s largest livestock breeder, are benefiting from this increasing demand. Mark Martin, manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, discusses this investment theme.

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