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19 08, 2019

Guest post: How to prevent information overload for your board members

August 19th, 2019|Simplifie|0 Comments

The directors and senior leaders who make up your board have wide-ranging responsibilities. They need a good grasp of all the issues – internal and external – that impact your organisation’s performance, direction and decisions. And with limited time to understand the details of all areas of corporate strategy where they need to make [...]

16 08, 2019

How to avoid unnecessarily recreating marketing assets

August 16th, 2019|Marketing|0 Comments

Has anyone in your business ever ‘gone rogue’ and created an unapproved new piece of collateral? Possibly, worse, has anyone recreated an unapproved version of something that already exists because they can’t find the document they’re looking for? This can be an unfortunate consequence of poor marketing asset management. If people don’t know where [...]

16 08, 2019

How to comply with Asset Management Market Study rules on clarity and benchmarks

August 16th, 2019|Compliance|0 Comments

Last week (7 August), new FCA rules on clarity and benchmarks for fund managers came into force. The new rules are part of the regulator’s response to its Asset Management Market Study. Here, we look at what fund managers need to do now, and how you can make sure you comply with the new [...]

16 08, 2019

Why the ASA & CAP don’t cover political ads

August 16th, 2019|ASA, CAP|0 Comments

As it currently stands, ‘political advertisements’ are banned from being broadcast on TV or radio under the Communications Act 2003 (instead parties are given airtime via party political broadcasts which aren’t classed as advertising). Meanwhile, claims in ads in non-broadcast media (posters, newspapers etc.) whose principal function is to influence voters in local, regional, [...]

10 08, 2019

How does the FCA challenge unclear, unfair and misleading promotions?

August 10th, 2019|Marketing|0 Comments

The financial regulator publishes reams of guidance on how to produce compliant financial promotions. Yet in spite of this, firms continue to break the rules – either accidentally or by pushing the limits of what they can get away with. How many firms break the rules? How does the FCA respond? And what can [...]

10 08, 2019

Guest post: How can you respond to the changing Company Secretary role?

August 10th, 2019|Simplifie|0 Comments

The Company Secretary role – like many other jobs – is changing. A growing focus on governance and corporate social responsibility; increasing shareholder and stakeholder expectations; the need to reflect a diverse range of views on the board – all of these are changing the role and responsibilities of the Company Secretary. How does [...]