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FCA sets out new deadlines in Libor phase-out

Regulators want banks to stop issuing new Libor cash products by the end of September, and derivatives markets to switch over in March → Read More

Schroders adds deputy chief for European credit team

Julien Houdain, formerly head of global bond strategies at LGIM, has joined Schroders as deputy head of credit for Europe → Read More

UBS names two new directors to group board

Swiss bank puts forward replacements for vice-chair David Sidwell and Isabelle Romy → Read More

Vanguard sets out plans to create UK financial advice business

Vanguard writes to IFAs seeking to reassure them it is not trying to replace them — but its move onto their turf may alarm many → Read More

ABN Amro recruits top PwC partner as next CEO

Bank says incoming leader Robert Swaak will give ‘high priority’ to Dutch public prosector’s money-laundering investigation → Read More

Pimco picks up a potential £1bn from UK pension pool

Pimco has emerged as one of the winners in the ongoing consolidation of the UK's public pension funds → Read More

Woodford and Newman earned £13.8m in dividends in year before collapse

Woodford and his business partner have taken £112m from the business since its inception in 2014 → Read More

Columbia Threadneedle axes performance fees on UK retail funds

Move could herald a wider industry shift away from the charging structure amid a 'value for money' drive by regulators → Read More

Michael Spencer to chair think-tank founded by Margaret Thatcher

He succeeds Lord Saatchi, the advertising guru, who has held the position for a decade → Read More

‘It is going to be tough’: Finance bosses come to terms with climate change

City leaders are under no illusion about the scale of the challenge facing humanity, at the start of a make-or-break decade → Read More

Revealed: the best and worst-performing global stock funds of 2019

Kames Capital’s Global Sustainable Equity fund was the top performer of 2019, while traditional energy funds brought up the rear → Read More

US stocks are out, the UK is in, declare Fidelity and others

Following an impressive bull-run in 2019, money-managers are looking increasingly sceptically at the US market, while the UK is unloved - and cheap → Read More

Andrew Bailey appointed new Bank of England Governor

Appointment of 60-year-old regulator will be seen as a ‘safety first’ choice in the City → Read More

Andrew Bailey appointed new Bank of England Governor

Appointment of 60-year-old regulator will be seen as a ‘safety first’ choice in the City → Read More

Man Group becomes second fund manager to set social targets for borrowing

Deal will mean slightly lower borrowing costs for Man if it increases the number of senior women and charity volunteers → Read More

Investors may have to pay more to quit funds early, says Bank of England

UK financial regulator says fire-sales by funds could lead to risk multiplying throughout the system → Read More

LGIM’s Sonja Laud: ‘We need to see the future relationship with Europe’

The chief investment officer of Legal & General Investment Management on diversity, passive investing and how UK equities can become attractive again → Read More

Horlick fails in bid to take London seat

Staunch Remainer falls short in her bid to unseat Conservative MP Greg Hands → Read More

‘Removal of Corbyn risk will boost UK stocks’: City reacts to sweeping Tory election win

City commentators welcome certainty over Brexit and the defeat of Labour’s radical left-wing agenda → Read More

Exit poll points to big Conservative majority as UK voting closes

FN will be updating with City commentary and reaction as the UK general election results come in → Read More