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Allianz

Allianz ‘still to agree price of investment research’ under MiFID II

Mon, 23 Apr 2018By , Hugo Greenhalgh

Early signs suggest sell-side and buy-side firms are still in ‘price discovery’ stage for investment research

Clifton Bridge Bristol

UK roundup: Brunel launches first tenders; FCA warns over pref shares

Fri, 20 Apr 2018By , Hugo Greenhalgh

LGPS pool seeks managers for £1.8bn across UK equity and lo-vol strategies

BlackRock

BlackRock: Regulators should set corporate governance rules

Fri, 20 Apr 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Management of dual class share offerings should not be tasked to index providers, world’s largest asset manager argues

IMF recommends more supervisory powers for DNB

Solvency requirements ‘encourage investment in risky equities’

Fri, 20 Apr 2018By Frank van Alphen

Quant managers from Robeco argue for a more nuanced approach to assessment of equity risk

DNB to assess Dutch asset management charges

Accounting regulator cuts pension scheme levy, warns of future rises

Fri, 20 Apr 2018By

FRC says its voluntary levy on pension funds and insurers could increase over the next three years

Accountancy

‘Toothless’ accounting watchdog to face wide-ranging governance probe

Wed, 18 Apr 2018By

Former Legal & General chairman Sir John Kingman will lead review of FRC’s governance, conflicts of interest and accountability

RBS London office

RBS agrees ‘final deficit contributions’ for £45bn scheme

Wed, 18 Apr 2018By

UK bank agrees to match shareholder payouts with pension fund contributions 

Germany Bundesrat outside view

German regional ministers relaunch push for auto-enrolment

Tue, 17 Apr 2018By

Regional ministers cite UK’s NEST and Sweden’s AP7 as inspiration for proposed “Deutschland-Rente”

Oxford University

UK roundup: Agreement struck on USS valuations; UK approaching peak LDI

Tue, 17 Apr 2018By ,

Plus: UK approaching ‘peak LDI’; Xafinity Punter Southall calls for legal separation of consultants and fiduciary managers

Stock markets

Fiduciary managers back performance reporting standard

Mon, 16 Apr 2018By

IC Select’s guidelines come amid unprecedented regulatory pressure on fiduciary providers

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PLSA warns CMA against adding to ‘crowded trustee guidance space’

Thu, 12 Apr 2018By

Competition watchdog also considering measures to inform trustees about switching costs

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UK roundup: Lowest-paid workers ‘missing out’ on pension tax relief

Thu, 12 Apr 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Plus: Pension freedoms three years on; Teachers’ Pension Scheme benefit changes; DB deficit latest

All Regulation

Bern, Switzerland

Swiss accounting body warns on pension fund audit quality

Fri, 20 Apr 2018By

Ongoing independent oversight needed, says federal body

DNB to assess Dutch asset management charges

Accounting regulator cuts pension scheme levy, warns of future rises

Fri, 20 Apr 2018By

FRC says its voluntary levy on pension funds and insurers could increase over the next three years

Accountancy

‘Toothless’ accounting watchdog to face wide-ranging governance probe

Wed, 18 Apr 2018By

Former Legal & General chairman Sir John Kingman will lead review of FRC’s governance, conflicts of interest and accountability

Tesco supermarket

Tesco halves pension deficit through accounting change

Thu, 12 Apr 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

£3bn wiped off DB scheme shortfall after an update to its discount rate model

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