The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has approached the head of the Swiss financial regulator about the possibility of succeeding Martin Wheatley as CEO, according to a report.
A former managing director at Sesame Bankhall Group is set to join financial services research business Defaqto as head of insight (funds and DFMs).
ABI reveals latest data
Follows execution-only review
Expects to inform customers by the end of next month
Almary Green managing director Lamb named Financial Adviser of the Year
Regulator 'encouraged' by adviser firms' response but fears potential for bias remains in some firms
Index fund pioneer eyes 'handful' of new funds
'Premium HNW solution for all clients'
Part of consultation on advice gap
Firms honoured at gala dinner
Canada Life International, Schroders, and Old Mutual International among winners
Plans to develop offering
Sessions led by industry experts
An award for the direct platform offering the most transparent and plain-English charges, terms and conditions has no recipient for the second year running.
St James's Place (SJP) has agreed a deal to acquire discretionary investment manager and stockbroker Rowan Dartington Holdings in a deal worth up to £34m.
An event highlighting the opportunities, challenges and risks for financial advisers and wealth managers accessing alternative investments returns to London later this year.
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The finalists for the first ever Growth Investor Awards have been announced.
Why it's real (and can play havoc with portfolios)
Three problems with Osborne's policies
The Chancellor George Osborne is set to confirm an increase in the inheritance tax (IHT) threshold to £1m per couple in this week's Budget.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has defended the methods it uses to calculate advisers' contribution to its annual costs as fair and proportionate, as it confirmed a 10% hike for firms for 2015-2016.
The government is to examine whether savers looking to take advantage of the pension 'freedoms' introduced in April face "excessive" early exit charges.
Most advisers are confident their business will be prepared for the upcoming switch-off of fund-based trail commission, according to a poll which contradicts other research conducted on firms' readiness.
Hargreaves Lansdown has launched six "ready-made" portfolios for non-advised investors, offering access to its £5bn multi-manager range for an ongoing fee below 2%.
The Conservative government will introduce legislation ruling out increases in income tax, value added tax (VAT) and national insurance rates for the next five years, it was confirmed in the Queen's Speech, which also detailed plans for an in-out EU referendum...
Succession Advisory Services is set to apply for discretionary permissions as the company looks to extend its offering.
Stewart Ford is seeking £650m in damages from the financial regulator and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for "causing" the collapse of Keydata, the investment firm he founded and which attracted almost £500m of investors' capital.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seeking to fine former Keydata chief executive Stewart Ford £75m and ban him from any role in financial services for failings related to the investments' sales and, ultimately, failure.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has laid the groundwork for firms to come to market with ‘robo-advice' models, its director of strategy and competition Chris Woolard has suggested.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned and fined a financial adviser for making unsuitable recommendations of high-risk and often unregulated investments.
Why the old life company service model just doesn't work
A surge in demand post-RDR makes for positive headlines, but it also masks a bigger problem
Financial regulators in the US are warning investors and advisers to beware the limitations of automated investment tools.
Chancellor George Osborne is set to take the unusual step of delivering two Budgets in the same year, after announcing plans to keep the promises the Conservatives made ahead of the general election.
A "combination of politics and pensions" contributed to slower sales across platforms in the first three months of the year, with the year-on-year (YOY) asset growth rate also receding, according to research.
Standard Life has completed the acquisition of wealth manager Pearson Jones from Skipton Building Society, a move which represents its return to offering financial advice.
Vanguard has unveiled its ‘robo' advice offering in the US, which provides portfolio management for investors with minimum assets of $50,000 and charges as little as 30bps per annum.
AXA Wealth reported record inflows to its wrap platform Elevate in the month before the 6 April introduction of widespread pension reforms, taking total assets beyond £10bn and pushing the group's overall funds under management (FUM) closer to the £30bn...
Global economic growth could be described as modest at best, so the implications of Greece defaulting on its debt and potentially exiting the EU do not bear thinking about, says Investment Quorum's Peter Lowman.
Wealth management group Towry saw profit more than halve in 2014 as a result of costs relating to acquisitions and "various issues" following discussions with the regulator.
Ros Altmann is to be nominated as a Conservative peer and will be made a minister with responsibility for consumer protection if the party wins next month's general election.
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has ruled in favour of four complainants who separately claimed they were given unsuitable advice to transfer their personal pensions to new plans permitting investment in overseas property.
Five advisers' peculiar pensions freedom experiences
The chief executive of UK platform giant Cofunds has acknowledged the business "should be generating more profit" despite an 83% increase in 2014 figures reversing a previous downwards trend.
Hedge fund Elliott Advisors' call for a shake-up of the Alliance Trust board represents more than a straightforward corporate dispute, writes Abraham Okusanya. It has implications for adviser platform due diligence...
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is set to be heavily criticised over its decision to leak details of an upcoming insurance probe to a national newspaper, inadvertently causing shares in several major life companies to plummet, according to reports....