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John Glencross: Don’t mourn death of asset-backed EIS schemes

The US is usually seen as offering the global benchmark for innovation but, as John Glencross illustrates, the UK is now trumping the world’s largest economy on several counts.

ESMA chief: We need ‘concrete evidence’ on whether PRIIPs ‘flaws’ are real

Steven Maijoor, chair of pan-European regulator ESMA, has downplayed industry concerns about the ‘flawed’ methodology for disclosing transaction costs under new PRIIPs rules, adding negative figures “should be extremely rare”....

Enter now for Investment Week’s Great British Pub Quiz 2018 in aid of CASCAID

Investment Week will be hosting the Great British Pub Quiz for the second year running, inviting the asset management industry to help raise money for CASCAID in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

FCA eyes enforcement shake-up

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is set to review its enforcement and supervision procedures, in efforts to better reflect its mission statement and achieve its goals of protecting consumers and market integrity.

US fund manager set to buy Hermes IM ‘within days’ – reports

US fund giant Federated Investors is close to sealing the £400m purchase of London-based Hermes Investment Management, according to reports.

HANetf hires director of operations

HANetf, a white label ETF platform, has appointed Mark Tan from Blackfriars Asset Management as director of operations.

Morgan Stanley’s Paulson: Why we’re focused on consumer staples

Speaking to Investment Week, Bruno Paulson, who runs Morgan Stanley’s Global Brands Equity Income Fund, admits to feeling “distinctly nervous” about markets but suggests there are signs of “global economic improvement.”...

Update: Baillie Gifford raises £173m for US Growth trust

Ballie Gifford has announced it has raised £173m in the IPO of its US Growth trust, falling short of the £250m fundraising target.

Lyxor looks to end ETF price war with launch of low-cost core range

Lyxor has thrown the gauntlet down to rivals with the launch of a core ETF range that will charge between 0.04% and 0.12%, which it claims are the lowest fees across Europe and rivaling those in the US.

Reaction: Industry welcomes Brexit transition deal but warns ‘risks have not gone away’

Greater certainty and stability offered to financial markets by the Brexit transition agreement between the UK and European Union on Monday (19 March) has been welcomed by the industry.