Category Archives: industry

SECCL TAKES UP RESIDENCE IN OCTOPUS’S GARDEN; SHADE STATUS UNCLEAR

A few quick thoughts on the announcement from Octopus today that it will acquire Seccl for £10m subject to regulatory approval. Normally I’d do these in the Wednesday Update, but it’s Thursday today and it’s only just been announced. Why […]

KILL YOUR DARLINGS WITH THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE

Can it really be Wednesday again? Yes, it can. I’m glad we’ve sorted that out. Anyway, the title of this week’s Update is a quote which has appeared in many places over the years, but most recently from Stephen King’s […]

WELCOME TO THE INAUGURAL TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE

HELLO, YOU So here’s the thing. You were all nice enough to sign up to hear from the lang cat at some point over the last few years, and when we offered you the chance to stop you chose not […]

CONSUMERS HAVE THEIR SAY ABOUT PLATFORMS

Weighing in at 91 pages and backed by a study of more than 3,000 platform users, the consumer research element of the FCA’s Investment Platforms Market Study (IPMS[1]) is a heavyweight. And while it doesn’t land many blows or produce […]

Assess THIS: our thoughts on the FCA’s Asset Management Market Study paper PS18/08

Today is a significant day for asset management in the UK. The Asset Management Market Study has taken a big step towards its conclusion with the publication of the first set of final rules, addressing most of the main issues […]

Assess THIS: our thoughts on the FCA’s Asset Management Market Study paper PS18/08

Today is a significant day for asset management in the UK. The Asset Management Market Study has taken a big step towards its conclusion with the publication of the first set of final rules, addressing most of the main issues […]