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Aifa wants FSA guidance help

Aifa has called on the FSA to give help to IFA firms on how to use guidance in place of rule-based regulation. It calls on the regulator not to widen Mifid beyond its present boundaries without looking in detail at possible market implications.

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The FSA has fined Mansion House Securities Limited £122,500 for giving customers unsuitable and inaccurate advice when selling higher risk shares.The FSA reviewed 30 recommendations relating to higher risk shares, made by Mansion House between May 2006 and January 2007 and found the firm’s advisers had given customers inaccurate information and failed to highlight the […]

Openwork adds fixed-term annuities

Openwork is the first major retirement adviser firm to include fixed-term annuities in its product range by teaming up with Living Time to offer the plans as an alternative to lifetime annuities.

Zurich International Life boosts fund range

Zurich International Life has added 38 more funds, including 130/30 and currency funds, to its investment platform.The three 130/30 funds include the Invesco Pan-European 130/30 equity fund and DWS Investments’ emerging markets equities 130/30 and top 50 Asia 130/30 funds.Zurich says the currency funds, which come from Morgan Stanley, allow investors to allocate currency as […]

Govt launches consultation to update Myners principles

The Government says it will launch a consultation on updating the Myners principles in response to the National Association of Pension Fund’s recommendations. HM Treasury, the Department for Work and Pensions and The Pensions Regulator have launched the consultation to update the voluntary set of ‘comply or explain’ principles designed to improve trustee investment decision-making […]

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