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A flood of green cash on the way

Britain&#39s floods could sweep in a boom in environmental and socially respons ible investment.

Henderson Global Investors&#39 socially responsible investment team believe the storms highlight global warming problems and will lead to a rise in use of environmentally friendly power.

Marketing manager Mark Campanale says: “Climate change is the key environmental challenge of the 21st Century. Governments and industry are coming under increasing pressure to look closely at alternative energy.

“Recent performance shows companies in solar and wind-power sectors have grown at almost 20 per cent a year.”


ABI welcomes polarisation announcement

The Association of British Insurers is welcoming the FSA&#39s plans to consult on a two-stage approach to developing policy on polarisation of investment advice.ABI director general Mary Francis says: “The ABI has made clear that radical change to polarisation could put consumers at risk. We are therefore very pleased the issues are to be much […]

Edinburgh Fund Managers introduce global growth portfolio

Edinburgh Fund Managers is launching the Global Growth Portfolio to complement its existing Classic Portfolio Service.The aim of the new portfolio is to achieve long-term capital growth by investing in different geographic and economic sectors.The initial asset allocation for the fund will be approximately 50 per cent invested in the USA 20 per cent in […]

Nottingham Building Society – 2 Year Discounted Mortgage

Thursday, 9th November 2000.Discounted term: Two years.Discount: Up to 75 per cent of valuation 2.1 per cent, 76-90 per cent of valuation 1.9 per cent, 91-95 per cent of valuation 1.7 per cent.Payable rate: Up to 75 per cent of valuation 5.39 per cent, 76-90 per cent of valuation 5.59 per cent, 91-95 per cent […]

Polarisation – politics and pressure points

IFAs should brace themselves. By the time you receive this issue of Money Marketing, some industry sources believe the Government will have announced its decision on polarisation.To the best of our knowledge, the FSA has passed its recommendation to the Treasury.It has left the publication to the Government but, by handing responsibility to spin-doctors, it […]

The savvy consumer

In last year’s FCA thematic review of the mortgage market, one of the key things highlighted was the “savvy consumer”. That’s the client who comes in the door with a very clear idea of what they need and expect you to get them it. They don’t think they need advice, they have after all consulted […]


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