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Should the FCA ban all corporate entertainment?

A regulatory lawyer warned this week that the Financial Conduct Authority may eventually ban all forms of corporate entertainment. Would it be correct to do so?

Rate rise riddle

Old Mutual's Richard Buxton said this week he expects the Bank of England will not raise rates until after the General Election in May if it does not act by November. When do you expect the base rate to rise?

Selling out

The industry now has more fund ratings services than ever before, but do sell recommendations prompt you to take action?

Is it time to revisit gold?

Are you adding gold holdings to clients' portfolios now following falls in the spot price?

ETFs

Retail investors account for 50% of the US ETF market. What would increase adoption in Europe?

Time to take profits?

With valuations on equities just off record highs in the UK, are you tempted to take profits now, stick with your long-only funds, or buy absolute return vehicles?

Small-cap sell-off

Is the sell-off in US small-caps/UK mid-caps a warning sign for developed market equity markets in general?

Friday Poll: Super clean

Has the move by a number of large platforms to secure preferential share classes been a success or failure?

Low-cost share classes

Hargreaves Lansdown has negotiated deals with major fund groups to get discounted share classes on a range of popular fund, saving an average of 0.21 percentage points. Will this prompt you to relocate your - or your clients' - investments to a different platform?

Emerging markets

The sell-off in emerging markets has cost the average fund in the IMA GEM sector 8% in the last year. Is there now a buying opportunity after the scale of the pullback or are you continuing to avoid the sector?

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