Forty volunteers from Clerical Medical and parent group HBOS have just returned from Sri Lanka, where they pitched in rebuilding homes for tsunami victims.Working with charity Habitat for Humanity, the team built eight new houses and raised funds to build a further 160 or repair 800 damaged properties.
Standard Life has set up a new internal operational board to consider both cross-selling and cost-cutting opportunities across its UK retail divisions. Headed up by life and pensions chief executive Trevor Matthews, it will bring together the heads of Standards healthcare, investments and bank divisions.
The FSA is letting consumers down by failing to monitor the status of financial advisers under depolarisation, says IFA Promotion chief executive David Elms. Elms says the FSA’s refusal to document the scope of advisers’ businesses means the FSA is unable to provide consumers with vital information on whether an adviser is independent, whole of […]
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The DWS name will live on after September on the shirts of Aston Villa despite the firm’s takeover by Aberdeen.A DWS spokeswoman says the sponsorship deal was arranged for the season and there are no plans to reprint strips, which means the DWS logo will stay on Villa’s £30 shirts until May 2006.The deal with […]
Welcome to the latest update for The Brunner Investment Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Lucy Macdonald. Market Review Global equities have rallied over the first quarter of 2017, buoyed by signs of strengthening growth and optimism over company earnings, although this rally has faded towards the quarter end. US equities posted their strongest […]
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