28 January 2015
Angry investors are planning legal action against the regulator in a bid to claw back losses they claim its predecessor caused when it branded their traded life settlement investments "toxic".
21 January 2015
Advisers are being exposed to accusations of negligent advice by the regulator because comparing charges for the most common outsourced investment options - multi-manager (MM) and discretionary fund managers (DFMs) - is "impossible", according to a new report.
18 December 2014
Arch Financial Products and its chief executive Robin Farrell have lost a multi-million pound case against them at the High Court today, related to their management of the failed Arch cru fund range.
15 July 2014
When the FSA first announced its RDR in June 2006, its aim was simple: to ensure consumers knew exactly what they were paying for their funds, platforms, and advice.
19 June 2014
Former Financial Services Authority director Sheila Nicoll has joined Schroders as head of public policy.
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.
The impact of China’s slowing growth on the wider Asia region continues to worry investors in 2015. Yet pockets of opportunity have appeared recently, as the continued decline in the oil price boosts importers. Here, fund managers tell Investment Week about their favoured stocks, countries and contrarian plays.
Ian Rees, head of research for multi-asset funds at Premier Asset Management, tells Annabelle Williams how the team has accessed four alternative income sectors.
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