17 February 2014
How corrupt is our industry? I use the word ‘corrupt’ because this is surely the only inference that someone outside of the sector could take, from the inducement and bribery rules within financial services.
31 January 2014
Not all products offering limited liquidity should be tarred with the same brush.
28 November 2013
Treasury Select Committee (TSC) chairman Andrew Tyrie has called on the industry to help parliament hold the financial services regulator to account to avoid "excessive regulation" that could "create the stability of the graveyard".
13 November 2013
Barclays’ head of compliance Sir Hector Sants will not be returning to the banking group after taking three months’ leave in October due to stress.
06 September 2013
Sheila Nicoll, former FSA director of conduct policy, has joined Ernst & Young's asset management practice as a senior adviser.
24 June 2013
There is an old saying that laws are like sausages – it is best not to see them being made.
10 June 2013
If there was any need to highlight the regulatory challenge faced by wealth managers, the FSA ‘Dear CEO’ letters have made the issue strikingly clear.
28 May 2013
Annabelle Williams takes a look at ‘crowdfunding’, or alternative investments in early stage companies.
28 May 2013
Jon Pain, a former managing director and one-time interim chief executive of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), is to join state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).
14 May 2013
Respect MP George Galloway has joined with the IFA Centre to rally all 650 members of Parliament to fight for compensation for Arch cru investors.
07 May 2013
M&G saw funds under management hit a new record in Q1 as strong sales in Europe offset outflows from the UK market after moves to slow flows into its leading bond fund range.
03 May 2013
I wonder if the way the FCA and HMRC have dealt with the platform market offers a template for the way the industry is going to be regulated in the future?
02 May 2013
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) was ineffective in its role as overseer of the financial services sector because it failed to deliver a good balance of 'prudential' and 'conduct' regulation, according to the chief executive of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).
26 April 2013
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed execution-only platforms will be caught up by its cash rebate ban and has blamed a "typographical error" for earlier confusion.
25 April 2013
Hargreaves Lansdown is planning to cut its Wealth 150 list down to as few as 30 funds as it looks to adapt to the new pricing world post-RDR.
Foreign exchange markets are at a significant juncture, with currency misalignment likely to increase in the second quarter, writes Neil Staines, head of FX trading at The ECU Group.
Alain Defise, investment manager at Pictet Asset Management, argues emerging market corporate bonds offer a way to tap into the ‘dynamism’ of the developing world, while shielding investors from the volatility associated with emerging currencies and stocks.
Returns from European high yield are low, leading many investors to look elsewhere. But technical support is still in place and the outlook is sanguine, says Alliance Trust investment's Kenny Watson.
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