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General financial services

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

Economic growth slowest in 10 years

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The Bank of England expects growth this year to be the slowest since 2009 when the economy was in recession.

Teching on crime

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Grant Thornton’s Tom Townson talks to Chris Evans about the rise of financial and cybercrime and efforts to tackle it.

Talking Tactics

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From managing staff to analysing data, Chris Evans takes a look at what financial services firms can learn from the sports world.

Think again

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With fears that artificial intelligence could take away jobs from financial services, Matt Weston looks at how it’s potentially changing hiring for the better

Asset managers prepare for hard Brexit

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Nearly two-thirds (83%) of asset managers are preparing for a “hard” Brexit scenario, as the negotiations between Brussels and London head into a critical phase.

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.

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