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Cathedral Financial Management director Tim Ames dies
Exeter-based Cathedral Financial Management’s finance director, Tim Ames, has died after a short battle with cancer.
FCA fines plunge 73% as banks avoid major scandal
The FCA levied £60.5 million worth of fines in 2018, down from the £228.5 million over the previous year.
Adviser who blew clients' millions faces years behind bars
Judge Alan Conrad said Bartlett had been ‘living the life of a millionaire’ on clients' cash.
Charles Stanley's John Redwood named in New Year honours
Brexiteer MP and chief global strategist at Charles Stanley John Redwood has been given a knighthood in the New Year’s honours list.
Push turns to prompt: government reveals self-employed pension plan
One year after being accused of breaking a manifesto pledge to extend the benefits of pension auto-enrolment to the self-employed, the government has revealed its strategy: a series of ‘marketing interventions’ and ‘behavioural prompts’.
AJ Bell flotation set for next month
Anyone who opened an AJ Bell account by 15 October will be given the opportunity to take part with an allocation of shares put aside just for them. Those wishing to do so must have £1,000 in their account.
15 fund stars rising up our ratings system
We have picked out managers across the investment universe entering or moving up the Citywire ratings over July and August 2018.
Funds, fees and earnings: Our special report on SJP
Financial services giant is charging clients of its fund range up to 38 times more than the fund management groups who actually run the money. And the performance of the funds compared to ordinary unit trusts is well below average.
Consolidator scores 14th deal of 2018 with £1.6m buy
Emery Little LLP director Derek Gibbens, aged 58, will join AFH has an adviser but continue to work with his existing clients. Co-director Brian Little, aged 79, will retire and pass his clients on to AFH.
FCA targets inducements in platform study
Financial stakes in platforms held by advisers as well as 'non-monetary' benefits such as white-labelling have been highlighted as areas of concern in the FCA's platform market study interim review.
Tip of the iceberg: why are wealth firms culling jobs?
After a number of wealth firms announced job cuts, we look at whether this is the start of a wider industry trend.
Three ESG veterans on their top investible megatrends
We present five ideas from fund managers on themes and stocks which could give investors bang for their buck in more ways than one
Shared parental leave: are fund firms doing enough?
Some firms are taking steps to tackle the issue but many remain silent about their policies.