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UK government consults on stamp duty land tax relief on properties purchased by investment funds

Relief from stamp duty land tax (SDLT) could be limited to larger transactions under proposals being considered by the UK government. 23 Jul 2014

Singapore proposes ‘stronger regulatory framework’ for investors

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published a consultation paper aimed at setting up a “complexity-risk framework” to help investors “gauge the riskiness” of investment products. 23 Jul 2014

Out-Law Guides

FCA backs separation of research costs from 'dealing commission' after thematic review

UK regulators have backed proposed new EU rules which would further separate the costs of conducting research from dealing commission charges passed on to consumers to cover the cost to a fund manager of executing trades and related services. 15 Jul 2014

FCA seeks to clarify what constitutes retail investment advice

Platforms that allow prospective investors to use 'decision trees' to determine what investments to make may be considered to be offering regulated advice to those clients in certain circumstances, the UK financial regulator has said. 14 Jul 2014

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