Towergate Financial has acquired Newark-based wealth management and financial planning firm KB Rollitt & Company Limited.
Goldman Sachs is reviewing a number of its London operations with the possibility of entire departments going overseas.
Advisers and insurers are relieved at the FSA’s decision to allow commission to remain for protection products. In the retail distribution review consultation paper, the FSA says it will not introduce adviser-charging for protection but will require firms to disclose a commission payment where pure protection is sold at the same time as investment advice. […]
Icelandic president Olafur Ragnar Grimsson has refused to ratify a bill passed by the country’s parliament to authorise the repayment of money to Britain and the Netherlands following the collapse of Icesave bank in 2008.
The FSA has appointed former Which? consumer champion Julian Edwards to the new role of consumer senior adviser. The regulator says it established the role to help deliver better outcomes for consumers through “intensive supervision and rigorous risk assessment”. The aim is to also strengthen the FSA’s understanding of consumer issues. Edwards, who took up […]
Kunal Desai, manager of the Neptune India Fund, comments on the implications of the BJP’s historic election win in India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. Read the full article here Important Information – for investment professionals only. Not for retail clients. Investment risks The Neptune India Fund may have a high volatility rating and past […]
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Sanlam has acquired advice firm Grennan Advisers, which has £60m in assets under management. East Yorkshire-based Grennan was launched five years ago by Stuart Grennan and Helen Chapman and specialises in providing financial advice services to high net worth clients and business executives. Sanlam chief executive John White says: “Grennan Advisers is a high-quality business […]
The market for wealth manager and discretionary fund manager segregated mandates is predicted to more than double to £180bn in the next two years, which will further force transparency on investment fees, according to research from consultancy NextWealth. Currently, wealth manager segregated mandates account for around £86bn in assets, which NextWealth says represents approximately 12 […]
The new regulation requires a culture change in terms of how personal data is perceived and treated. With less than four months to go until the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation, strategies to comply should be nearing completion. There are differences of opinion on some aspects and, as with all pieces of major […]