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FCA questions its purpose, priorities and objectives

The FCA is to consult on producing mission statement in a bid to boost the public’s understanding of what does and its role within society. The mission, revealed by chief executive Andrew Bailey at the regulator’s annual public meeting today, will include a proposal to be published in early autumn followed by a period of […]

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Tony Byrne: Brexit means we can reform regulation

The lead up to the EU referendum saw an awful lot of scaremongering from both sides. Among the Remain supporters were the large banks, insurance companies, asset managers and payment services providers, all who could potentially lose out as a result of Britain’s decision to Brexit. Smaller firms such as financial planners, however, do not […]

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Alliance Trust fails to hit targets following Brexit vote

Investment performance at Alliance Trust has been hit by the UK’s vote to leave the EU. According to the assets manager’s half year results, total returns were 6.6 per cent, compared to the MSCI ACWI benchmark of 12 per cent. The underperformance occured in June, the firm says. In addition to the Brexit vote, a […]

To be and not to be – Multi asset investing with conviction

At Pictet Asset Management we believe active management of asset allocation is the most important generator of returns. What is not to be in our portfolio is just as important as what is to be because good performance is determined as much by the assets you avoid as by those you hold. The FP Pictet Multi Asset Portfolio managers are not wedded to any particular […]

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