Shariah-compliant financial services specialist Alburaq has approved over 100m-worth of mortgage business and expects the Islamic mortgage market to grow to over 1bn by 2009.
Managers are often justifiably criticised for making investment too complicated. Nowhere is this more valid than in the area of geographic allocation within global equity funds.
Regarding the article headed Dual-regulation fears for pension companies (Money Marketing, February 1), the consultation on how The Pensions Regulator intends to regulate definedcontribution schemes does not set out to “expand our remit”. It is already part of our remit under the Pensions Act 2004 to regulate occupational DC schemes and group personal pensions as […]
Investors in a fund combining China and India could be in for a rollercoaster ride, says Helen Pow.
Claim companies are extending their scope.
Most investors are better off than they were 12 months ago despite the summer’s volatility. Will next year bring the (delayed) global slowdown? Artemis’ senior partner weighs up the factors.
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