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Fairstone makes third acquisition of 2018

Sims Financial Planning has become the third adviser acquisition this year for consolidator Fairstone. Three staff will join Fairstone, bringing funds under management to more than £90m along with total fee income of almost £500,000. Sims is the latest firm to be fully acquired by Fairstone after joining its downstream buyout programme in July 2015. […]

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Harwood Wealth buys Ascot IFA

Harwood Wealth Management has acquired Ascot-based IFA Fund Management for £1.1m. Fund Management, which has assets under advice of £34m, was jointly owned by Ian and Diana Head. The firm will operate as its own brand and Ian Head will remain at the business as an adviser. Harwood Wealth non-executive chairman Peter Mann says: “We […]

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FCA urged not to ban contingent charging by own advisers

The FCA has been urged not to place an outright ban on contingent charging by some of its internal advisers. Money Marketing understands members of both the FCA’s smaller business practitioner panel and wider practitioner panel – two industry groups set up to advise the regulator – have put pressure on the FCA not to […]

The Big Interview: Morningstar boss on unleashing tech’s potential

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The Rubik’s Cube: China’s policy trilemma

By Douglas Turnbull, Investment Director, Head of Chinese Equities China faces a ‘Rubik’s Cube’ policy trilemma, whereby it needs to sustain a minimum acceptable level of growth, deal with issues such as overcapacity and reform the financial system to make it a far more efficient allocator of capital. Given the contradictory nature of these objectives, […]

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