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General financial services

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

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

Ready for disruption

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The time is ripe for online platforms to take over the finance sector, argues Chris Worle.

Notes on a scandal

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Libor rigging and Wells Fargo are two of the biggest financial services scandals of recent years. Investigative journalist and author Ian Fraser explains the warning signs, who was responsible and what lessons can be learned.

Brexit positive for wealthy investors

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Three quarters of the UK’s millionaire investors believe Brexit will benefit the UK in the long term, according a UBS survey of high net worth individuals.

Vanguard shakes up UK investment market

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US fund manager Vanguard has thrown down the gauntlet by slashing fees to less than half the UK average.

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