21 September 2020

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.

16 September 2020

How the EU capital adequacy applies to firms with DFM permissions

In this FT Adviser special feature, Elaine Parkes explores capital adequacy requirements and the realities of being a DFM in a post-Brexit world.

15 September 2020

Revisiting value and small caps

I saw a cartoon recently with a genie outlining three rules to his new master: no wishing for anyone’s death, no making people fall in love and no bringing back the dead.

08 September 2020

DFM Technology

In the latest FT Adviser special feature, our Head of Proposition Development Elaine Parkes considers the fintech requirements for DFM firms.

13 August 2020

FCA governance expectations for discretionary managers

In the latest FT Adviser special feature, Signature Head of Proposition Development, Elaine Parkes shares her insights and experience on how DFMs can meet the FCA's governance requirements.

03 August 2020

Webinar: PII & Cyber Security

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.

23 July 2020

Webinar: Best Practice for Investment Committees

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.

21 July 2020

FCA expectations of DFMs

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.

02 July 2020

Making an investment committee work for your business

In this article, Elaine Parkes, Head of Proposition Development at Signature,shares an in-depth analysis on the fundamentals of running an exemplary Investment Committee.

24 June 2020

Supporting sustainable growth

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.

03 June 2020

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.

13 May 2020

Coping with a new crisis

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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