Wealth management firms say they are being "crippled" by suitability requirements as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) increases its scrutiny of the sector.
Under existing FCA rules, firms have to provide suitability reports to every retail client to whom they make a personal recommendation. A number of firms have gone further, instigating suitability reviews...
Investors have largely avoided financials over the past 10 years, with the share prices of US and European banks having largely stood still relative to broader markets since 2007. But while banks won't return to their record valuations any time soon (and...
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