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General financial services

General financial services articles from our leading edge monthly magazine, FS Focus.

US rejects stress tests for asset managers

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The Trump administration has decided not to subject asset managers to stress tests as part of a series of pro-industry recommendations to make fund management oversight more “efficient and effective”.

Asset management set for booming growth

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The asset management industry is set for booming growth in the next decade, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), but firms must be innovative and embrace technology in order to prosper during this period of "transformational change."

UK asset management industry booming

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Total assets under management in the UK rose by 20 per cent last year to a record £6.9 trillion, according to the Investment Association (IA)'s first annual Asset Management Survey since the EU referendum took place.

Deutsche Asset Management to cover MiFID costs

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Deutsche Asset Management, the €711bn fund arm of the German bank, plans to stop charging investors for analyst research when sweeping new European rules come into force next year.

FCA to scrutinise investment platforms

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The Financial Conduct Authority is to look at how platforms compete in practice and whether they use their bargaining power to get investors a good deal.

FCA insists asset management industry needs reform

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Britain’s £7tn asset management industry must introduce sweeping reforms to cut costs and improve returns for savers after years of raking in sustained, high profits, according to the Financial Conduct Authority.

FCA demands Brexit plans

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The Financial Conduct Authority has sent letters to many of Britain’s largest asset management companies requesting detailed information about their Brexit contingency plans.

Brexit Priorities

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With Article 50 negotiations under way, Clea Evagorou evaluates the planning priorities for financial services firms for the next two years

In Control

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From India to banking crises, Pam Kaur, HSBC global head of internal audit and group managing director, speaks openly to Chris Evans about her life and career challenges

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