02 March 2015
Arch cru investors have been told they must continue to wait to get back what value there is left in the failed fund range, as the liquidation process looks set to drag on beyond this year.
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).
Melissa Gallagher, head of investment trusts at Allianz Global Investors, analyses the role investment trusts can play in pension planning as more investors avoid annuities.
Mary-Therese Barton, senior investment manager at Pictet Asset Management, analyses if the Mexican government’s determination to implement its structural reforms and maintain economic stability is helping or hindering the market.
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