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The Wrap Factfiles: James Hay Wrap revamped and re-examined
The James Hay Wrap has recently undergone a revamp and changed its charging structure. Figures given include its Sipp business.
Wrap Factfiles: The fundamentals behind FundsNetwork
Fidelity’s FundsNetwork recently became the first fund supermarket to launch an unbundled charging structure. Here’s everything you need to know about the platform.
Wrap Factfiles: The lowdown on Cofunds
We turn our attentions to Cofunds, one of the ‘big three’ platforms. How does its proposition stack up against its rivals?
Platform charges: your definitive guide to who costs what
Platform charging structures aren't always the easiest to understand, so we've tried to make the job of picking the right one for your clients easier. We run through what each of the major players is offering in this handy guide.
Regulator raps investment banks over anti-bribery rules
The Financial Services Authority has found that investment banks failed to take account of the new Bribery Act following a review of 15 institutions.
Barclays tops FSA investment complaints table
Barclays Bank was the most complained about financial firm for investments over the second half of 2011, according to complaints data from the Financial Services Authority, while network Sesame attracted the most complaints of any independent financial adviser.
FSA proposes FSCS could pay out without full investigation
Update: The Financial Services Compensation Scheme will be allowed to compensate investors without investigating to confirm they have lost money, according to new rules proposed by the Financial Services Authority.
IFA seeks legal block on PwC’s £6m Keydata pay
An adviser has launched a High Court battle in a bid to block £6 million being paid to Keydata administrator PricewaterhouseCoopersout of funds owed to uncompensated investors and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
FSA legacy rules: all the reaction
We round up the key responses to the Financial Services Authority's (FSA) stance on the treatment of legacy assets under the retail distribution review (RDR), outlined in a policy paper published today.
Revealed: The FSA's Ucis probe checklist
New Model Adviser® has obtained the Financial Services Authority's checklist used to assess the suitability of advice from its probe into unregulated collective investment schemes (Ucis). Here are the main points from the checklist and the regulator's internal Ucis training guide.
'We're just a bunch of white dudes sitting here': fund manager CEOs on gender
In our brand new series, eight CEOs discuss how the industry could do a better job for female fund managers.
Higher FSCS bills are the price of pension freedoms says Kinnock
Advisers largely supported the pension freedoms and must now pay the price for defined benefit (DB) transfer mis-selling, according to Labour MP Stephen Kinnock.
Adviser profile: Catherine Morgan and John Ward of Essendon Financial Planning
A chance meeting between Catherine Morgan and John Ward led to the pair setting up Essendon Financial Planning as an independent firm.