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SimplyBiz launches DB pension transfer bureau

SimplyBiz launches DB pension transfer bureau

The SimplyBiz Group has launched a new defined benefit (DB) pension transfer bureau to support advisers who feel their clients would be better served by a pension transfer specialist.

Published : 26, Jul 2017
International Adviser magazine goes digital

International Adviser magazine goes digital

After 12 years of printing monthly copies, International Adviser is going digital from September. This exciting development will allow us to shape our content differently as the markets around the world evolve.

Firms late with Mifid paperwork need emergency plans, says FCA

Firms late with Mifid paperwork need emergency...

Financial firms that have missed the deadline to submit crucial information for compliance with Mifid II rules must have contingency plans in place, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned.

Published : 25, Jul 2017
Is the IMF's UK revision a red flag for investors?

Is the IMF's UK revision a red flag for investors?...

The International Monetary Fund's decision to downgrade the UK's growth forecast for 2017 was likely a wake-up call for some investors. But is it a signal of more dire times ahead? Or just another year of mediocre growth?

Published : 25, Jul 2017
Is your DFM offering value for money?

Is your DFM offering value for money?Lock icon

Investors can assess whether a DFM offers value for money by unbundling the DFM’s service into admin costs, market access costs and applied research, and allocating a "reasonable cost to each", a consultancy claims.

Published : 25, Jul 2017
Jailed ex-Schroders trader ordered to pay £350k to FCA

Jailed ex-Schroders trader ordered to pay £350k...

A UK judge has ruled the Financial Conduct Authority can claw back £350,000 ($455,837, €391,249) from a former Schroders fund manager convicted of insider dealing.

Published : 25, Jul 2017
UK advisers backing multi-asset funds

UK advisers backing multi-asset funds

More than a third (36%) of UK advisers are mainly using multi-asset strategies with clients, up from less than a fifth (18%) last year, research from Aegon UK has found.

Published : 25, Jul 2017
More UK life insurers offering cover to British expats

More UK life insurers offering cover to British...Lock icon

More than a quarter of UK life insurance companies now offer life products to British citizens living abroad, research from Unusual Risks Mortgage & Insurance Services has found.

Published : 24, Jul 2017
St James’s Place fails on disclosure says UK consumer watchdog

St James’s Place fails on disclosure says UK consumer...Lock icon

Financial advisers from St James’s Place are failing to comply with rules on transparency around charges and some are misleading potential customers about what they can offer, an investigation by UK consumer watchdog Which? has found.

Is the FCA barking up the wrong tree over platforms?

Is the FCA barking up the wrong tree over platforms?...

The Financial Conduct Authority wants to use the platform review to drive more competition in the asset management sector, but experts are asking whether it is looking in the wrong place.

IoM’s collapsed Louis Group gets second director ban

IoM’s collapsed Louis Group gets second director...Lock icon

A second Isle of Man director of South Africa-headquartered Louis Group, which saw 700 investors lose at least £60m ($78m, €67.4m), has been disqualified as a director.

Published : 21, Jul 2017
MSCI: UK worst performer in June

MSCI: UK worst performer in June

The UK was the worst performing single country index in June while Canada was the best, according to data by MSCI.

Published : 21, Jul 2017
FCA signs cooperation agreement with Hong Kong regulator

FCA signs cooperation agreement with Hong Kong...

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has signed an agreement with the regulatory authority in Hong Kong to strengthen cooperation and facilitate the exchange of information.

Published : 20, Jul 2017
Exclusive: Praemium back on track as CEO outlines strategy

Exclusive: Praemium back on track as CEO outlines...Lock icon

Following his shock dismissal as Praemium chief executive, Michael Ohanessian launched a successful fightback that saw him not only win back his job but also oust the board that sacked him. Here he talks exclusively to International Adviser about what happened and his plans for the future.

Published : 20, Jul 2017
Failed New Earth investors told to go after third parties

Failed New Earth investors told to go after third...

Investors in wound up New Earth funds have been left to pursue third party claims as a measure of last resort to try to recuperate all or part of their investment, the funds' liquidators are suggesting.

Published : 20, Jul 2017
Five common mistakes UK expats make about domicile and tax

Five common mistakes UK expats make about domicile...Lock icon

British expats still have some crucial misunderstandings about their domicile status and tax position that could leave them and their loved ones financially exposed and even land them in trouble with HM Revenue & Customs, warns Rachael Griffin, financial planning expert at Old Mutual Wealth.

Crocodile Dundee tax fraudster to fight extradition

Crocodile Dundee tax fraudster to fight extradition...

The Jerseyman allegedly at the centre of Australia’s biggest ever tax evasion scandal, that included Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan among its victims, is fighting attempts to extradite him from Italy to face charges down under.

Published : 19, Jul 2017
UK slips to 18th place in retirement security ranking

UK slips to 18th place in retirement security...

Retirement security in the UK took a hit in a global ranking, falling one notch to number 18 among 43 developed countries.

Published : 19, Jul 2017
FPI acquisition by RL360° a ‘game changer’ says CEO Kneeshaw

FPI acquisition by RL360° a ‘game changer’ says...Lock icon

Aviva’s decision to sell Friends Provident International (FPI) to RL360° for £340m ($444m, €384m) is “a game changer” for the life insurance industry, David Kneeshaw, chief executive of RL360°, told International Adviser.

Published : 19, Jul 2017
ANALYSIS: The Bank of England's inflation conundrum

ANALYSIS: The Bank of England's inflation conundrum...

Hot on the heels of the US, the UK has reported weaker than expected inflation data and like its opposite number on the other side of the pond, the Bank of England is now faced with a quandary over rate rises.

Published : 18, Jul 2017

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