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Blackrock – iShares S&P GSCI Dynamic Roll Commodity Swap

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Fall in Axa platform sales

Axa Wealth added £1.3bn in assets to its Elevate platform last year, taking total platform assets under administration to £3.5bn, a fall from the £1.5bn added in 2010. Platform assets under administration include self-invested assets through the retirement wealth account. Total assets under management grew by 5.6 per cent from £17.9bn in 2010 to £18.9bn. […]


FSA: Industry is not learning from past misselling scandals

The FSA says the industry is failing to learn the lessons of previous misselling scandals and claims it only has itself to blame for low consumer confidence in the financial services sector. Speaking at a City and Financial conference in London earlier this week, FSA acting director of enforcement and financial crime Tracey McDermott said […]

Lloyds posts £3.5bn loss after PPI hit

Lloyds Banking Group has posted a £3.5bn loss in 2011 after placing £3.2bn aside to cover missold payment protection insurance. The loss compares to a £281m profit made by the bank in 2010. Lloyds, which is 41 per cent owned by the taxpayer, also announced that its bonus pool for 2011 had fallen 30 per […]

Labour wants to widen FCA competition scope

Labour wants the Financial Conduct Authority’s competition objective extended so it has to consider how easily consumers can find appropriate products that are good value for money. This would add to the regulator’s operational objective of promoting effective competition in the interests of consumers by setting out what those interests are. The Financial Services Bill […]

India correction: a terrific entry point?

By Kunal Desai, head of Indian Equities, Neptune A key concern for investors who were looking at India afresh has been the rich valuations and strong prior performance. We view the correction in the market through short-term growth concerns from demonetisation as a terrific entry point for the long-term investor. Investors should not be overly concerned […]


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