The FSA has called on small firms to act on advice given by compliance consultants to help them comply with regulatory requirements, after it found over a third of advisers are not doing so.
Smith & Pinching Portfolio Management (SPPM) has announced a new trading name for their multi-manager operations – OPM (Only Performance Matters) Fund Management.
MitonOptimal has embraced the environmentally friendly theme by investing in a socially responsible teak plantation fund.
SWIP has appointed Gareth Quantrill as head of bond product, a newly created role, within its global bonds and economics team.
The Claims Standards Council is to vote for a new chairman at an extraordinary general meeting next week following the resignation of Andrew Twambley after just six months in the role.
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