Hargreave Hale is one of two firms to have been fined six-figure sums for misconduct relating to IPOs
Willis Towers Watson’s LifeSight master trust is first over the line as UK brings in new rules
Plus: Mercer enters Swedish asset management market with multi-asset launch
Experts have proposed a possible compromise to bring in auto-enrolment for pension funds, reports Barbara Ottawa
Swedish buffer fund posts 0.6% return and adds SEK6.8bn to state pension system
Largest asset managers have made the largest cuts to their research budgets in the wake of MiFID II changes
Denmark’s PenSam has added tax issues to its list of ESG policies
Asset managers operating in the Netherlands have been involved in ‘almost all possible kinds of market abuse’, argues Pieter Omtzigt
Slovenian insurer Triglav to bring more competition to Macedonian pension fund market
UK’s third-biggest pension scheme reveals GMP equalisation costs and slashes equity exposure
Folksam among pension funds backing plan for 20% state bonus
Also: FRC reports on current and future use of artificial intelligence in accounting and corporate reporting
Many people start their new year with diets, exercise, or perhaps a dose of self-help. Bookshops are well stocked with guides to better working, living, thinking, sleeping and even breathing.
The clouds darkened last month. Forecasts of the world’s economics prospects became distinctly gloomier.
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