FCA appoints new risk and compliance oversight director

The FCA has today announced that Sheree Howard has been appointed as executive director of risk and compliance oversight (R&CO).

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RBS selects Alison Rose as CEO and executive director

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group has appointed Alison Rose as executive director and chief executive officer.

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Editor's Comment: Why SJP is far from an evil empire

St James’s Place Wealth Management has recently been hammered in the press, particularly by the Times, over its incentive schemes. At the risk of being hung, drawn and quartered I believe the criticism has been over-done.

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L&G signs new introducer agreement with Prudential

Legal & General’s Retail Retirement division has signed a new introducer agreement with Prudential. 

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Rachel Vahey joins AJ Bell after leaving Nucleus

AJ Bell has appointed Rachel Vahey to the role of senior technical consultant.

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Chloe Moran: Advice gap – opportunity or disaster?

A report published by Octopus Group at the beginning of August, reported that “almost a third (29%) of financial advisers polled said they expect to retire within the next five years, rising to 6 in 10 (58%) within the next ten.” This is “equivalent to more than 15,000 financial advisers leaving the profession out of a current total of over 26,600.”

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Bank of England holds base rate at 0.75%

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has voted unanimously to hold the bank’s base rate at 0.75%.

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FCA says MiFID II unbundling rules ‘working well’

The FCA has today published multi-firm review findings indicating the MiFID II research unbundling rules have improved asset managers’ accountability over costs, saving millions for investors.

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FSCS opens to claims against Berkeley Burke

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is now open to claims against Berkeley Burke SIPP Administration Limited (BBSAL).

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Tilney and Smith & Williamson confirm £45bn merger

Financial Planning and wealth management firms Smith & Williamson and Tilney have agreed to combine the two firms.

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