The MoneyLab Blog

MiFID II rules for investment advisory fees

Posted by Vasiliki Carson, Sapphire Capital on 10-Jan-2018 09:51:53

 

As MiFID II is now in force and compliance with the new regulations is on everyone's minds, entrepreneurs and investors should ensure they understand the rules for Independent Financial Advisor (IFA) charges, particularly with relation to raising capital.

MiFID II aims to ensure that "investment firms act in the best interest of their clients"* by requiring companies to improve governance and business conduct, as well as introducing new supervisory powers at both national and European level. The implementation of the legislation sets out more specific requirements to achieve this goal.

While the rules have changed from MiFID I, few of these changes are new to the UK market, as a lot of the rules were already adopted from the implementation of the FCA's Retail Distribution Review (RDR) in 2012. The RDR effectively brought tighter controls to IFA charges and technical knowledge requirements for independent financial advisors in the UK.

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Topics: Information Memorandum, private equity, Investor Documents, Entrepreneurship

Grow Advisors Seminar Series 2016 - Essential Digital Marketplaces

Posted by Michael McDowell, Sapphire Capital on 02-Jun-2016 14:51:24

Essential Online Marketplaces - Lending & Equity Investment

London ,  29th June, 2016

Since before the global financial crisis, a new breed of financial services has been taking hold in markets as far afield as the US and China. Today, the UK itself is a world leader in equity crowdfunding and online lending platforms.

It is estimated that close to half of all investment in UK fintech relates to platform based financial services.

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Topics: Crowdfunding, Alternative Investments, private equity, seminar, fund management, platforms, fintech, p2plending, wealth management