Could Mifid II spark a market downturn?
The rule requiring managers to report any 10% fall in a portfolio to clients will do little to discourage the buy high/sell low mentality of the man on the street, but, that said, it remains unlikely that Mifid II will push markets into a downward spiral.
UK wealth giant rebrands and embraces independent advice
Six months after their £6bn merger, Ascot Lloyd Financial Services and Bellpenny have become a single, fully independent advisory company under the brand Ascot Lloyd.
Arch Cru failures prompt UK lifeboat scheme revamp
Financial compensation calculations have been overhauled following failures that saw beleaguered investors in two Arch Cru funds underpaid by about £800,000 by the UK’s Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).