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FCA gives firms a year for certification tests under SM&CR

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed that while businesses will have to identify certified staff from day one under the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR), they will have a year to complete fitness and propriety assessments. The regulator...
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Artemis hires Polar Capital partner to replace Gosden on income team

Artemis hires Polar Capital partner to replace Gosden on income team

Andy Marsh joins after 11 years with Polar Capital Artemis Investment Management has added to its UK equity income team with the hire of Polar Capital partner Andy Marsh as a fund manager to work alongside Adrian Frost and Nick...
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Jupiter's Bonham Carter: Inflation needs to behave

Jupiter's Bonham Carter: Inflation needs to behave

Edward Bonham Carter is vice-chairman of Jupiter AM Edward Bonham Carter, vice-chairman of Jupiter Asset Management, has said the outlook for inflation will be a key concern going into next year, as there is a “question mark over how long...
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Distributors warn asset managers' MiFID II data delays puts fund sales at risk

Distributors warn asset managers' MiFID II data delays puts fund sales at risk

Under MiFID II asset managers must provide new data on fund costs and “target market” information Asset managers are at risk of seeing significant business losses as a result of delays in their delivery of new data to distributors, as...
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Six guilty in £2.7m boiler room scams

Six guilty in £2.7m boiler room scams

All defendants are due to be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court at a later date when confiscation proceedings will also follow Six people have been found guilty for their role in a series of boiler room scams, which led to...
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MiFID II and GDPR cause advisers biggest headaches in 2017

MiFID II and GDPR cause advisers biggest headaches in 2017

Cutting through MiFID II and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) red tape have been the two biggest challenges for advice businesses to get to grips with in 2017, according to Intelliflo. The back-office provider polled 301 of its Intelligent Office...
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IW Podcast: Where are the best income opportunities going into 2018?

IW Podcast: Where are the best income opportunities going into 2018?

In this month’s podcast, senior asset management correspondent Jayna Rana speaks to industry commentators about the most attractive income investments. The hunt for income has been a big talking point in recent years and there is no suggestion this discu...
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Fulcrum AM hires partner to head up new alternatives division

Fulcrum AM hires partner to head up new alternatives division

Matthew Roberts oF Fulcrum Asset Management Independent fund house Fulcrum Asset Management has appointed Matthew Roberts from Willis Towers Watson to lead the firm’s newly-created alternatives group and as a joint partner of the business. The new divisi...
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Ex-SLI's Cumming set to join Munro at Aviva Investors – report

Ex-SLI's Cumming set to join Munro at Aviva Investors – report

David Cumming, formerly head of equities at Standard Life Investments (SLI), is understood to be in advanced discussions about taking on the role of head of global equities at Aviva Investors, led by his former colleague Euan Munro. Sky News...
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Janus Henderson appoints Maris and Crooke as co-heads of equities; Graham Kitchen exits for charity sector

Janus Henderson appoints Maris and Crooke as co-heads of equities; Graham Kitchen exits for charity sector

Janus Henderson’s Alex Crooke Janus Henderson Investors has appointed George Maris and Alex Crooke to head up the firm’s equities division in their respective US and UK offices. Maris will be responsible for leading equities in the US and Crooke...
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