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Call for companies to promote green credentials

Companies own investor relations managers are more concerned with environmental and social issues than analysts, institutional investors and financial journalists, a report shows.

The survey, conducted by corporate environmental responsibility campaign Business In the Environment, found 13 per cent of investor relations managers deemed environmental and social issues important, compared to 3 per cent of analysts, 4 per cent of institutional investors and 3 per cent of financial journalists.

BiE chairman Derek Higgs says: “The low priority given to these issues in the City contrasts with the increased priority within listed companies. There is scope for these companies to win greater recognition in the city.”


T&C toolkit aims to aid advisers

The Financial Services National Training Organisation and financial tradebodies have produced a toolkit to help advisers meet the FSA&#39s training andcompetence rules. The Financial Advisers Toolkit is designed to give practical help to firmsin meeting regulatory requirements. It is part-funded by the Department forEducation and Emp-loyment, the insurance and life group of the ABI andNorwich […]

Brain strain

The purchase by Halifax, Nationwide and Alliance & Leicester of acontrolling interest in the mortgage sourcing and packaging companyMortgage Brain is yet another fascinating twist in the progress of themortgage market towards electronic trading. I fear, however, that while there may be sound commercial logic in thisacquisition, for all the lenders involved and particularly the […]

Actuaries want rethink on Myners&#39 trustee approach

The actuarial profession has expressed its concerns over the Mynersreport&#39s approach to the role of trustees in smaller pension schemes,claiming it takes a “one size fits all” approach The Faculty of Actuaries says a number of the proposals outlined in thereport seem impractical and inappropriate for smaller pension schemes. The faculty believes proper training should […]

Mortgage Next – 2 Year Fixed Rate

Monday, 4 June 2001.Type: Fixed rate mortgage for members of Mortgage Next service.Fixed term: Until July 31, 2003.Fixed rate: 5.58 per cent.Minimum loan: £15,001, remortgages £25,001.Maximum loan: Up to 95 per cent of valuation subject to no maximum.Income multiples: Subject to negotiation.Arrangement fee: £299.Redemption fee: 5 per cent of amount repaid plus £100 until July […]

Life begins at…

By Fiona Holmes, proposition communications manager Having reached a certain age (it’s the new 40 by the way), I’m having to come to terms with the fact that my peers and I aren’t as immune from illness or death as we’d like to think. That’s the problem with 30 being the new 20 and 40 […]


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