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.
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).
The strong dollar has been the bane of equity markets, placing pressure on earnings. But Simon Laing, head of US equities at Invesco Perpetual, argues investors need to look back at the 1980s, when markets soared alongside the dollar’s strength, for investment inspiration.
With globalisation under pressure, Samy Chaar, strategist at Lombard Odier Investment Management, asks if a new mantra of regionalisation and non-dollar currency trading could become the norm
The provision of supportive monetary conditions has fuelled a value rally, but now there are signs that higher quality companies with long-term secular growth potential are back in favour.
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