Month: November 2019

Eddie Meets Penguins

Eddie Teddie Meets Penguins!

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Hello Friends, This month, I have been on the most exciting trip. I have been to Antarctica to see some penguins! I don’t know about you, but I love penguins, in fact they are probably my favourite bird. Up until now I have only been able to see them in the zoo. This year though,…
SMCR - Senior Managers and Certification Regime

SMCR – Senior Managers and Certification Regime

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There are some big changes happening for regulated firms, like us, in the UK. On 9 December 2019, the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) – also referred to as the ‘Accountability Regime’ – will replace the Approved Persons Regime for all FCA registered firms. According to the FCA website: “The aim of the Senior…
The Downfall of Neil Woodford

The Downfall of Neil Woodford: What are the lessons for investors?

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In his heyday, Neil Woodford was described as “Britain’s answer to Warren Buffett”. But, last month, the dwindling fortunes of superstar Fund Manager Neil Woodford took one final hit as his business finally imploded following months of uncertainty. What happened, and what can we all learn from this unfortunate series of events? Who is Neil…