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Treasury to look into regulation of Bitcoin and blockchain in cyptocurrency inquiry

The Treasury Committee has launched an inquiry into the role of digital currencies in the UK with the view to regulating the emerging asset class.

Pictet’s Cole readies multi-asset fund for next election by slashing property holdings

Pictet Asset Management’s Andrew Cole has cut his exposure to UK commercial property in the multi-asset portfolio as he fears a Labour win at the next General Election, which he deems an even greater concern than Brexit.

First State shuts Global Resources business as clients seek more specialist exposure

First State is to close its Global Resources division as it believes clients are seeking alternative specialist providers for their commodities exposure.

FCA receives more than 1,500 MiFID II queries in six months

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has received more than 1,500 calls and queries relating to the MiFID II rules, a freedom of information (FOI) request submitted by Investment Week’s sister title Professional Adviser has revealed....

HSBC explores M&A options for asset management business

HSBC chief executive John Flint has said he is exploring many options to expand its asset management unit, including a potential merger.

Artificial Intelligence: Asset managers must embrace it or be competed away

There has been some fairly disconcerting commentary on the possible impact of AI on our world, writes Andrew Herberts, head of private client investment management at Thomas Miller Investment.

GMO strategist Montier warns markets are in a ‘cynical bubble’ that ‘greedy’ investors don’t want to miss out on

James Montier, strategist and member of the asset allocation team at GMO, has said a “cynical bubble” in markets has been created, where investors pile into equities through fear of missing out on returns.

Lloyds targets pensions and financial planning as part of three-year strategic plan

Lloyds Banking Group wants to increase its financial planning and retirement open book of assets by more than £50bn by 2020 and add an additional one million new pension customers.

FCA calls for help embracing regtech

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seeking advice on how best the firms it regulates can embrace technology to aid their reporting requirements and “reduce the regulatory burden” they face.

FCA calls for help embracing regtech

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seeking advice on how best the firms it regulates can embrace technology to aid their reporting requirements and “reduce the regulatory burden” they face.