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Christopher Woolard appointed Interim Chief Executive of the FCA

HM Treasury, following advice of the Board of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has appointed Christopher Woolard as Interim Chief Executive. Chris will take on the Chief Executive role following Andrew Bailey’s departure to become Governor of the Bank of England.  Chris is currently the

“Mamma Mia!”, less than 1 in 5 can identify Shakespeare quotes

A recent survey shows that only 16% of Brits can identify well-known (and commonly used in everyday conversations) Shakespeare quotes. However, when the same people were asked again, more than double the amount (34%) are able to identify songs from successful musicals. The survey, conducted by Thistle Hotels and OnePoll, shows that

Fred Done Is Backing a New Esports Publication, GGIntel

The founder of Betfred and UK billionaire, Fred Done, has announced his investment in GGIntel, a new Manchester-based business focusing on the emergence of esports news, entertainment, and media. The start-up firm is focused on becoming a world-leading esports publisher providing bespoke content, global event

Exporters recognised in the 2020 New Year Honours list

Exporting entrepreneurs and industry leaders are being recognised in the New Year Honours List. This comes as total UK exports stand at record high, rising to £675 billion in the year to October 2019. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss is today congratulating UK exporters and

FCA fines Henderson £1.9m for fund failings

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Henderson Investment Funds Limited (HIFL) £1,867,900 for failing to treat fairly more than 4,500 retail investors in two of its funds, the Henderson Japan Enhanced Equity Fund and the Henderson North American Enhanced Equity Fund (the Japan and