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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: 23/07/2015
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Summer Budget: Significant impact on challenger banks under bank levy changes, says KPMG

Commenting on the Chancellor’s Budget changes to the UK bank levy, Tom Aston, financial services partner, said:
Modified date: 08/07/2015
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Summer Budget: Non-dom changes will impact investment managers

The non-dom changes will affect the investment management sector given the international profile of managers and business owners in the UK.
Modified date: 08/07/2015
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Summer Budget: More black and white than shades of grey, says KPMG

Summer Budget: Chris Morgan, head of tax policy at KPMG says there will be mixed reaction from corporates
Modified date: 08/07/2015
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Mutual Recognition of Funds scheme marks new milestone in fund passporting, says KPMG

Today’s commencement of the Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF) scheme sets the tone for further potential boosts to Asian fund passporting schemes
Modified date: 01/07/2015
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Investment managers must tackle customer interests, data analytics and cyber-risk, says KPMG report

Investment managers must successfully navigate an increasingly complex regulatory environment, if they are to capitalize on growth opportunities, according to a new KPMG International report.
Modified date: 29/06/2015
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Public Private Partnerships offer innovative growth opportunities for the insurance sector, says KPMG

Insurers are struggling with innovation, which is preventing them from capitalizing on potential new market opportunities, according to a new report from KPMG International, published today at the International Insurance Society Global Forum in New York
Modified date: 15/06/2015
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Fair and Effective Markets Review creates environment to boost UK’s reputation and should be exported globally, says KPMG

KPMG believes the Fair and Effective Markets Review creates an environment which boosts the UK’s reputation as a leading centre for global capital markets. The next step is to strive for global consistency and put FEMR on the global agenda.
Modified date: 10/06/2015
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Banks urged to seize ‘Senior Manager Certification Regime’ change opportunity

KPMG is calling for banks to embrace the opportunity to improve standards within their organisations and not wait for the new Senior Managers’ Certification Regime (SMCR) to come into force.
Modified date: 01/06/2015
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KPMG invests in financial services practice with new appointment

KPMG has appointed Phil Ashworth as a business development director for its financial services practice outside of London.
Modified date: 28/05/2015
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UK ‘Big Five’ high street banks face ‘too big to compete’, as small challenger banks secure stellar returns says KPMG

The UK challenger banking sector is outperforming the ‘Big Five’ UK high street banks, however, the Large Challenger banks need to accelerate how they stand out in the market, according to a new KPMG report.
Modified date: 22/05/2015
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UK bank profits up 62%, but must urgently tackle low return on equity, says KPMG report

Britain’s biggest banks are in a healthier shape and returning to profitability, however they must urgently tackle a low return on equity as they head towards their separate ways, according to a KPMG report.
Modified date: 07/04/2015
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Insurers who embrace big data will be one-step closer to becoming insurers for the future, says KPMG

KPMG welcomes FCA’s market study into the use of big data in the insurance industry
Modified date: 24/03/2015
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Insurers should open-up data to benefit wider society, says KPMG

KPMG is today calling for insurers not only to increase the level of data-sharing within the industry, but to also open-up datasets to benefit wider society.
Modified date: 23/03/2015
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Budget 2015: Diverted Profits Tax – the elephant remains, albeit a bit smaller

Budget 2015. Commenting on announcements in today’s Budget on the Diverted Profits Tax, Chris Morgan, Head of Tax Policy at KPMG in the UK.
Modified date: 18/03/2015
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Budget 2015: Second annuities market - KPMG urges FCA to consider strong consumer protection

A secondary annuity market can be beneficial for those seeking greater flexibility in retirement, however we must have the right rules in place to protect consumers, given the risk of poor outcomes for many.
Modified date: 18/03/2015
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EU cap on credit and debit card fees will leave retailers in the black

New payments legislation announced by the EU today, will slash credit and debit card charges for retailers, resulting in a boom for the sector, according to KPMG.
Modified date: 10/03/2015
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Bank cyber-attacks highlight the need to simulate ‘war games’, says KPMG

Konrads Smelkovs of KPMG’s cyber security team comments on the news showing $1bn (£648m) has been stolen in cyber-attacks since 2013 from up to 100 banks and financial institutions worldwide.
Modified date: 17/02/2015
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KPMG welcomes latest PRA consultation paper on Solvency II

The latest Solvency II consultation paper released today by the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) adds important clarifications, particularly for UK life insurers.
Modified date: 23/01/2015
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Draghi injects new life into Eurozone economy with QE, says KPMG

Yael Selfin, Head of Macroeconomics at KPMG reacts to the European Central Bank announcement on quantitative easing today.
Modified date: 22/01/2015
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KPMG bolsters its pensions insurance team with new senior hire

KPMG is pleased to announce the appointment of James Staveley-Wadham to its UK pensions insurance team.
Modified date: 19/01/2015
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Crunch time for UK banks as the industry shifts focus from cleaning-up the past towards sustainable growth, says KPMG report

UK banking is at a crossroads as the industry finally shifts its focus from cleaning-up the past and begins making steps towards delivering sustainable growth and profitability, according to a KPMG report.
Modified date: 15/01/2015
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KPMG calls for pragmatic approach to bank ring-fencing solution, or risk impacting industry innovation and customers

Giles Williams, EMA head of KPMG's financial regulatory centre of excellence comments in response to the banks submitting their ring-fencing proposals to the Bank of England.
Modified date: 07/01/2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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