Addressing the inflation question (through the language of burgers)
On the surface, the link between burgers and inflation might not seem obvious but The Economist’s Big Mac Index, first published in 1986, has become a global standard and the focus of many pricing studies.
Obtaining adequate PI insurance is integral when ensuring your firm is placed in the strongest possible position to achieve long-term success. Limited capacity, coupled with the increased risks presented in a global pandemic, has resulted in additional hurdles firms must face when looking to obtain PI cover.
At Signature, we understand that running an Investment Committee (IC) can be difficult at any time, let alone in the current economic climate. Whilst ICs are usually associated with larger advice firms, and those conducting Discretionary Fund Management, the reality is that the same rules and principles apply to smaller firms, especially if they are operating pre-defined investment propositions or a fund panel.
In this FT Adviser special feature on what the FCA expects from DFMs, our Head of Proposition Development, Elaine Parkes discusses suitability, vulnerability and some of the dangers, and necessities, of discretionary fund management.
Signature is a leading provider of regulatory and business support to large IFA and DIM businesses. In this article, I talk to Elaine Parkes, Head of Proposition Development at Signature to find out how Signature is supporting firms in their objectives to remain compliant, profitable and sustainable for the long-term.
Is your firm meeting the FCAs requirements around suitability of advice?
Whilst most firms will cover off suitability of advice as standard, ensuring you have a standardised process, reviewing and assessing the quality and suitability of advice on an ongoing basis and having the right controls and measures in place can be a burden.
When COVID-19 first impacted businesses, Signature reacted swiftly and decisively, moving into an agile way of operating, ensuring we could provide the support our clients needed at that time and indeed long into the future.
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