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FCA Mifid probe should address research 'conflicts'

Fund consultants have welcomed the FCA's investigation into how Mifid II is functioning around five months after the new rules were introduced.

The existential crisis facing wealth managers

A new study underlines the impact artificial intelligence is having on wealth management

Why Speirs & Jeffrey was forced to sell to Rathbones

In a letter to clients, Speirs and Jeffrey chief Russell Crichton outlined why Scotland's biggest wealth manager had to give up 112 years of independence.

Richard Colwell: fund management is a funny old game

As another World Cup kicks off, Columbia Threadneedle's head of UK equities describes how the investment and football worlds collide.

Wealth boom: where DFMs must improve by 2021

The wealth industry is expected to grow to over £1.4 trillion by 2021, but can company systems cope with this boom?

Is meeting the fund manager a must?

Asset management firms need to strike a delicate balance between providing access to its fund managers and giving them enough time to do necessary research.

How to invest for the cities of the future

The rising population in urban areas is driving companies to begin thinking of how to contribute to the smart, sustainable and economical cities of the future.

Iress: how to build personal and suitable client relationships

Richard Ross, digital product manager at Iress, writes about how developing technology provides opportunities for wealth managers to build stronger relationships with clients.

How LGBT 'banter' is damaging the investment community

For most, banter is simply the exchange of playful remarks or teasing and is often a sign of inclusion.

AJ Bell's Doran: the Barlow Clowes effect 30 years on

It was May 1988. The FTSE was struggling to get above 1800. UK government bonds yielded a whisker under 10%, write Kevin Doran, AJ Bell Investments' CIO and managing director.

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