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

Brexit trade deal can cover FS

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A post-Brexit free-trade deal with the EU, incorporating financial services, could be completed in three years, according to Sam Woods, the Bank Of England’s deputy governor.

FCA group chair forced to apologise to firms

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Chris Sier, chairman of the institutional disclosure group, has had to apologise to the Investment Association and Schroders for accusing the industry of taking £35bn a year too much in hidden charges.

Investment Management Strategy II launched

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Britain is Europe’s largest fund management centre, with £8.1trn in assets under management, but countries such as Ireland, Luxembourg and France hope to lure businesses that are concerned about the impact of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

Government to launch future strategy for asset managers

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The UK government is to set up a new strategy to identify long-term opportunities for asset managers, according to a lengthy document accompanying the Chancellor’s 2017 Budget.

Tobam to launch first bitcoin fund

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French asset management firm Tobam is planning to launch Europe’s first bitcoin mutual fund as interest in the cryptocurrency grows.

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

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

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.

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