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Regulation

FCA building

Investment manager disputes regulatory fine over IPO price fixing

Thu, 21 Feb 2019By Elizabeth Pfeuti

Hargreave Hale is one of two firms to have been fined six-figure sums for misconduct relating to IPOs

Green traffic light

UK regulator authorises first DC master trust

Wed, 20 Feb 2019By

Willis Towers Watson’s LifeSight master trust is first over the line as UK brings in new rules

Stockholm

​Swedish roundup: €3.3m fine for Avanza Pension

Wed, 20 Feb 2019By

Plus: Mercer enters Swedish asset management market with multi-asset launch

Berlin, Germany

Little appetite for auto-enrolment in Germany

Wed, 20 Feb 2019By

Experts have proposed a possible compromise to bring in auto-enrolment for pension funds, reports Barbara Ottawa

Stockholm, Sweden

​AP3 records positive 2018 return after gains on unlisted assets, FX

Tue, 19 Feb 2019By

Swedish buffer fund posts 0.6% return and adds SEK6.8bn to state pension system

Paperwork

MiFID II research rules ‘hitting sector coverage and quality’

Mon, 18 Feb 2019By Elizabeth Pfeuti

Largest asset managers have made the largest cuts to their research budgets in the wake of MiFID II changes

The Nyhavn district in Copenhagen, Denmark

€17bn pension provider vows to scrutinise firms over tax payments

Mon, 18 Feb 2019By

Denmark’s PenSam has added tax issues to its list of ESG policies

Pieter Omtzigt, CDA

Dutch MP: Fiduciary managers ‘shield themselves from accountability’

Mon, 18 Feb 2019By

Asset managers operating in the Netherlands have been involved in ‘almost all possible kinds of market abuse’, argues Pieter Omtzigt

Accountancy

UK audit inquiry reignites ‘illegal dividends’ dispute

Mon, 18 Feb 2019By

UK and international rules on distributable reserves have ‘inconsistencies’, accountancy body admits, reigniting long-running debate

Archaeological Museum, Skopje, Macedonia

CEE roundup: Third provider targets North Macedonia [updated]

Mon, 18 Feb 2019By

Slovenian insurer Triglav to bring more competition to Macedonian pension fund market

RBS London office

RBS incurs £102m cost of equalising pension payments

Fri, 15 Feb 2019By

UK’s third-biggest pension scheme reveals GMP equalisation costs and slashes equity exposure

Stockholm, Sweden

​Swedish lobby group calls for government to match contributions

Wed, 13 Feb 2019By

Folksam among pension funds backing plan for 20% state bonus

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Accountancy

UK audit inquiry reignites ‘illegal dividends’ dispute

Mon, 18 Feb 2019By

UK and international rules on distributable reserves have ‘inconsistencies’, accountancy body admits, reigniting long-running debate

calculator accounting

Accounting roundup: Kingman on the FRC; Carillion audit report

Fri, 1 Feb 2019By

Also: FRC reports on current and future use of artificial intelligence in accounting and corporate reporting

liam kennedy

Investment self help

February 2019 (Magazine)By

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.

daniel ben ami

Wrong on the recession

February 2019 (Magazine)By

The clouds darkened last month. Forecasts of the world’s economics prospects became distinctly gloomier.

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