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‘20 years’ to pay off Rock debt

Northern Rock chief executive Gary Hoffman has told Treasury select committee MPs it could take up to 20 years to clear Northern Rock Asset Management’s mortgage book and repay Government loans.

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IM Asset Management is gearing up to relaunch its product range as it seeks external investors beyond the group’s core client base of personal injury claimants. IM is a wholly owned subsidiary of Irwin Mitchell, the UK’s fourth-biggest law firm with a major presence in cities including Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester. The firm focuses on […]

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Regulation or innovation?

Chris Gilchrist Robert Shiller, one of the world’s most influential economists, used an op-ed column in the FT last year to argue for more financial innovation. He claimed it wasn’t innovation (as in slice-and-dice mortgage-backed securities, etc, aka toxic assets) that caused the sub-prime crisis and the credit crunch, but lack of it. Shiller said […]

UK gilts: Shaken and stirred

Mike Riddell, fixed income portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors, reviews the performance of the UK government bonds market post-Brexit and assesses its future prospects, as well as giving his outlook for global fixed income markets and yields movements. In addition, he provides a brief analysis of the impact of Brexit and the Bank of […]

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