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ABI issues ethical investment guidelines

The ABI is issuing investment guidelines to encourage companies to disclose their approach to corporate social responsibility.

The guidelines will set out what institutional investors will expect to see disclosed in annual reports of companies n which they hold stakes.

ABI director Mary Francis says: “I am pleased that the ABI as been able to respond too members&#39 wishes in this constructive role. Successful, responsible companies are good for society and their shareholders.”


SLI lauches revamped website

Scottish Life International is launching its revamped website, with more interactive features than its three-year old predecessor.The new site maintains the dedicated extranet service, with improved accessibility, and adds a trusts and offshore investments information facility.SLI e-commerce analyst Kelly Paterson says: “The desire to improve the design and the amount and quality of the […]

Skipton Building Society – 2 Year Fixed Rate Bond

Thursday, 25 October 2001.Type: High interest account.Minimum-maximum investment: £3,000-£10,000.Interest rates: 5.15 per cent.Term: Until November 21, 2003.Offer period: Until further notice.Withdrawal penalties: No withdrawals permitted during term.Tel: 0800 446776.

Man Investment Products – Man-IP 220 Plus (Series 4)

Friday, 26 October 2001.Type: Offshore bond.Aim: Growth by investing in futures and fund of hedge funds.Minimum investment: Lump sum $5,000, Euros 5,000.Place of registration: Bermuda.Investment split: Futures 50 per cent, fund of hedge funds 50 per cent.Guarantee: Guarantee of at least initial investment returned on maturity.Isa link: No.Charges: Annual up to 4 per cent.Commission: Subject […]

Self interest

In the mortgage industry, there is one strong theme that runs through all the regulatory moves of the past few years – from the mortgage code and compulsory qualifications for advisers through to the FSA taking over full regulatory powers by the end of August 2002 – and that is the concept of “responsible lending”.When […]

A DGT with 100% access and 100% discount?

Clare Moffat, Technical Manager, looks at the benefits of pensions from an IHT perspective. 100% access and 100% discount – what type of wrapper could this be? A pension! Post flexibility there is 100% access (for those over 55) and normally pensions are inheritance tax (IHT) free. With flexibility the options available on death mean […]


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