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‘CAPACITY CRUNCH’ WARNED AS COREP DEADLINE LOOMS

Firms who delay reviewing reporting requirements under COREP, risk missing FCA deadline – paving the way for consequences, warns Moore Stephens LLP. Lorraine Bay, Head of the Financial Services Industry Group at Moore Stephens LLP said: “Less than one month remains until firms must submit COREP reports under the new CRD IV directive rules.  Firms […]

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Solicitors Regulation Authority proposal to abolish need for annual accountant’s report could save law firms £30 million a year

Peter Noyce, Head of Professional Services at Menzies LLP comments on the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)’s announcement that law firms holding client funds will no longer have to submit an annual accountant’s report. Instead, each firm’s compliance officer will have to sign a declaration stating they are satisfied that client accounts are being managed according […]

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Yield declines in fixed income markets create opportunities

 Comment from Tim Haywood, manager of the JB Absolute Return Bond Fund: “With 80% of the world’s available bonds yielding less than 4%, traditional buy and hold strategies will deliver lacklustre returns for fixed income investors. The good news is that active absolute return managers, such as ourselves, have access to a broader instrument set, […]

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Sackers wins law firm of the year at UK Pensions Awards 2014

Sackers, the UK’s leading commercial law firm for pension scheme trustees and sponsors, was last night named ‘Pension Lawyers of the Year’ at the UK Pensions Awards 2014, organised by Professional Pensions magazine. The awards, which are now in their 17th year, represent the single biggest event in the UK occupational pensions industry, recognising excellence among […]

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BNY Mellon Completes Acquisition of HedgeMark International

BNY Mellon Completes Acquisition of HedgeMark International Integrates with and complements the company’s Global Risk Solutions capabilities Meets demand for more transparency and control from institutions investing in hedge funds BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has completed its previously announced acquisition of HedgeMark International, LLC, a provider of hedge fund managed account and risk […]

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Q&A guidance for consumers

Following the FCA’s warning over SIPP advice failings, Ian Stott, Client Services Director at TCC outlines the key considerations for consumers, looking at what they should be concerned about and the questions they should ask their adviser if they are recommended to switch to a SIPP. What is a SIPP A Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) […]

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City Financial appoints Lalit Aggarwal to Board of Directors

City Financial, the rapidly growing independent asset management business, has appointed Lalit Aggarwal to its Board of Directors. He joins the firm as Non-Executive Director alongside David Beatty, Jack Hollihan and Michael Stein, as well as Chairman Rob Hain and CEO Andrew Williams. Aggarwal is President and Chairman of the Investment Committee at Manor Park […]

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Thomas Miller Claims Management wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Thomas Miller Claims Management (TMCM) is pleased to announce that we have won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. The award recognises outstanding achievements by UK companies and reflects our success in developing a compelling business model that meets the specific needs of our growing international client base. TMCM’s unique risk […]

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Moore Stephens launches comprehensive COREP solutiuon

International consultancy firm Moore Stephens has developed a solution to address challenges firms are facing as a result of the stringent Capital Requirements Directive (CRD IV) reporting processes. All banks, building societies, brokers and investment firms covered by CRD IV must follow the common reporting (COREP) framework which introduces new rules for capital adequacy reporting. […]

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Financial Hangover and Fiscal Drag Fading for US, UK and Europe Says BNY Mellon’s Richard Hoey

Increased Wage Inflation Likely to be Welcomed by Obama Administration and General  Global growth should accelerate in 2014, 2015 and 2016 due to a fading of past financial stresses and fiscal drags in the US, UK and Europe according to BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey in his most recent Economic Update. “The midcycle phase […]

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