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Financial Reporting by Investment Managers (FRIM) Report 2014

KPMG’s Financial Reporting by Investment Managers report analyses the UK’s largest investment managers and examines key trends.
Modified date: 24/12/2014
Business and industry issue
 

MF Global UK special administration

The latest updates from the special administrators of MF Global UK Limited
Modified date: 19/12/2014
Business and industry issue
 

MF Global UK - Creditors and clients

Letters and information for creditors and clients
Modified date: 19/12/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Investment managers must fill their stockings with big data and real-time analytics, or risk being caught short next year

KPMG has today warned that investment managers must invest in big data and real-time analytics, or risk being caught short in 2015, as the firm predicts an increasingly volatile geopolitical landscape.
Modified date: 19/12/2014
Press release
 

Actuarial valuations: a 3-year long red herring

Companies today rely on technology to speed up the majority of business processes.
Modified date: 18/12/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Redefining the meaning of workplace pensions

The requirement to annuitise pension savings has been removed & is a fundamental change in how people can access and use their pension savings
Modified date: 18/12/2014
Business and industry issue
 

The changing world of money

Challenger banks are making a three-pronged attack on retail banking. What threats, opportunities and challenges lie ahead for the industry’s key players?
Modified date: 18/12/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Global capital standard for insurers moves a step closer, but KPMG warns there is much still to do

KPMG calls for insurance groups to respond to the consultation as there may be significant differences between the proposed standard and existing local regimes
Modified date: 17/12/2014
Press release
 

Limited festive cheer as half the banks would have failed Stress Tests if leverage ratio was considered

Steven Hall, banking risk partner at KPMG, comments on today’s publication of the Prudential Regulation Authority’s (PRA) banking Stress Tests results
Modified date: 16/12/2014
Press release
 

The New Kids on the Block

Investment pattern changes are transforming the UK property market believes KPMG’s UK Head of Real Estate & Real Estate Tax Richard White.
Modified date: 11/12/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Autumn Statement 2014: Positive pay-day for low income pensioners

Jo Bateson, Tax Partner at KPMG in the UK comments on changes in today’s Autumn Statement which will reduce the tax burden on low income pensioners.
Modified date: 03/12/2014
Press release
 

Autumn Statement 2014: Did Chancellor make SMEs wishes come true?

The measures announced today go some way to meeting the SME agenda as George Osborne sent out a positive statement of intent to support small and medium sized businesses.
Modified date: 03/12/2014
Press release
 

Autumn Statement 2014: Banks get clobbered (again)

Commenting on measures unveiled today to restrict the extent to which banks are able to offset losses, Jane McCormick, head of tax at KPMG in the UK, said: "The banks got clobbered again today."
Modified date: 03/12/2014
Press release
 

Autumn Statement 2014: A ‘Revel game’ for retailers

David McCorquodale, head of retail at KPMG, commented that retailers will take some cheer from the Autumn Statement, but the issue of business rates reform has yet to be tackled
Modified date: 03/12/2014
Press release
 

Autumn Statement 2014: Tax free status on ISAs and pensions will change thinking on pensions

The change in tax free status on ISAs and pensions will lead to radical thinking on how savings are drawn upon in the future.
Modified date: 03/12/2014
Press release
 

Autumn Statement 2014: Score for P2P and crowd-funding platforms, as Autumn Statement delivers level-playing field

Responding to today’s Autumn Statement announcement that the government will be supporting Peer to Peer (P2P)
Modified date: 03/12/2014
Press release
 

Autumn Statement 2014: Access to finance for SMEs no longer the brick wall it once was

Commenting on the Chancellor George Osborne’s plans to deliver a £1bn boost to Britain’s small and medium-sized businesses through additional funding for the British Business Bank and the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme.
Modified date: 03/12/2014
Press release
 

Insurance stress test results must be put into context and considered beyond the headlines, says KPMG

In response to the latest European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) insurance stress test results, published on 30th November, KPMG has called for the market to step-back and reflect on the results.
Modified date: 02/12/2014
Press release
 

CASS Policy Statement PS14/9

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published Policy Statement PS14/9 on 10 June 2014
Modified date: 01/12/2014
Business and industry issue
 

UK investment managers must tackle severe lack of female representation, as KPMG report reveals just 4% of executive directors in the sector are women

The annual Financial Reporting by Investment Managers 2014 (FRIM) report analyses the most recent annual reports of the UK’s largest investment managers
Modified date: 01/12/2014
Press release
 

MF Global UK - Employees

Information for employees of MF Global UK Limited (in special administration)
Modified date: 28/11/2014
Business and industry issue
 

MF Global UK – Important documents

Important documents relating to the Special Administration of MF Global UK
Modified date: 28/11/2014
Business and industry issue
 

KPMG welcomes Prudential Regulation Authority clarifications on Solvency II application

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) today issued a further consultation regarding the application of Solvency II
Modified date: 27/11/2014
Press release
 

Investment managers must be front-footed in addressing upcoming regulation, or risk damaging shareholder value and further regulatory action, says KPMG report

UK investment managers have coped well with the intense regulatory pressures of the past year, but firms cannot afford to be complacent and must prepare for further regulatory change in 2015, according to a KPMG report.
Modified date: 26/11/2014
Press release
 

KPMG and ABI strategic alliance

KPMG has formed a strategic alliance with the Association of British Insurers’ (ABI).
Modified date: 26/11/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Illuminate: Group special edition – Insurance Regulatory Newsletter

Illuminate is KPMG’s regulatory e-newsletter for the insurance sector. Released quarterly, it contains summaries of topical regulatory issues
Modified date: 26/11/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Becoming the Future Insurer

The economy is at last moving on from a very challenging recessionary period. However, this new growth environment has its own challenges for insurers
Modified date: 19/11/2014
Business and industry issue
 

November 2014 - Notice of Declaration of Fourth Distributions

Notice of declaration of a dividend: Final client money distribution and fourth interim creditor distribution.
Modified date: 12/11/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Comprehensive Assessment: Non-performing exposures preventing €2 trillion of additional bank lending, impacting Eurozone jobs and growth, says KPMG

European banks have almost €100bn of capital tied-up to support non-performing exposures (NPEs), which is impacting both their financial performance and contribution to the wider economy
Modified date: 29/10/2014
Press release
 

Comprehensive Assessment: Banks must now “get their house in order” to prepare for the ECB’s supervisory role

Professional services firm KPMG has today welcomed the results of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) Comprehensive Assessment, but has warned of fundamental challenges ahead facing Europe’s banks.
Modified date: 28/10/2014
Press release
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