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FCA secures £350k confiscation order against ex-Schroders trader

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has secured a £350,000 confiscation order against a convicted insider dealer.

Ayrshire firm gets its skates on to seal ice hockey sponsorship

Ayrshire-based Goldstone Wealth Management has agreed to sponsor Elite Ice Hockey League club Braehead Clan for a fourth successive year.

Dashboard team considers laws to make providers give pension info

The team designing the pension dashboard is considering whether new laws will be needed to ensure all providers contribute information to the online service.

James Hay speeds up restructure as HMRC bill looms

Sipp and platform provider James Hay faces planned 'restructuring' as it struggles to cope with reduced profits, along with legal and remediation costs for the failed Elysian Fuels investment scheme.

Kingsfleet sponsors talks at local book festival

Ipswich-based Kingsfleet Wealth gained a glimpse into the worlds of espionage and hostage survival, when it sponsored two talks at the Felixstowe Book Festival.

Firm with pension transfer suspension on FSCS list

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) will pay out for 25 firms in default, including an IFA firm censured by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for breaking a voluntary restriction on Sipp switches.

Suffolk IFA wins second business award

Beckett Investment Management Group, based in Bury St Edmunds, picked up the best medium-sized firm and director of the year at the East Anglian Daily Times Business Awards.

Senior manager rules for advisers held back by FCA worries

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) chief executive Andrew Bailey has indicated that the regulator's Senior Managers Regime (SMR) is taking longer than expected due to efforts to make it 'proportional' for smaller firms.

Ex-Man City youth boss gives young planners tips

Jim Cassell, Manchester City Football Club’s first academy manager, spoke to young financial planners from the North West about leadership, management and teamwork, for NextGen Planners’ Manchester roundtable.

FCA: unregulated products are 'big issue' for FSCS funding

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is working to address increased FSCS costs falling on advisers for bankruptcies of inadequate firms, chief executive Andrew Bailey has insisted.

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Play Video: Sea of opportunity in Europe has tide turning for earnings

Video: Sea of opportunity in Europe has tide turning for earnings

Liontrust’s Olly Russ and Oisin O’Leary welcome the uptick in European corporate earnings, but warn an abrupt halt to quantitative easing could increase volatility

1 Comment Play Clive Woodward: How to live in a no 'if only' environment

Clive Woodward: How to live in a no 'if only' environment

In this episode Clive Woodward explains that failure to work on the business, rather than just in it, creates real risk you will be overtaken by a competitor.

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Adviser Profile: Ben Ellis of Cactus Financial Planning

Adviser Profile: Ben Ellis of Cactus Financial Planning

Ben Ellis likes to take on tough challenges and, only two years after launching Cactus Financial Planning, he is already looking to expand and hit £100 million in assets.