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Cazalet conference on closed funds

Cazalet Consulting will be holding a conference on September 28 on closed life funds and life company restructuring. The conference&#39s panel will be discussing its impact on organisations including life companies, reinsurers, asset managers and investment bankers and the increases of disaggregation and reaggregation within the UK life industry. The panel of speakers will include FSA director of retail firms David Strachan, Royal & Sun Alliance CEO Clive Cowdery and Liberata Life & Pensions director Chris Boon. For more information visit or call 020 7499 5818


The lessons of the Aaron case

David M Aaron (Personal Financial Planners) has been banned for life in what the FSA calls one of the most serious cases of misselling it has investigated. At the root of the problem were sales of precipice bonds or what are now officially called structured capital at risk products, although they were called neither when […]

August brings an early fall for property prices

House prices fell in August for the first time this year, according to Halifax&#39s monthly house price index. The index shows a 0.6 per cent drop in prices, with the average house price dropping to £160,565 from £161,466 in July. In July, prices rose by 1.1 per cent, in June they were up 1.2 per […]

Woolwich aiming to put small investors on the cutting hedge

Woolwich is looking to open up the hedge fund market to a wider range of retail investors with a plan offering a minimum investment of £3,000. The protected FTSE hedge plan from Barclays group subsidiary Woolwich Plan Managers claims to be the first retail product to be linked to the FTSE hedge index. The index […]

Schroders multi mix

Schroders has teamed up with fund research and ratings agency Standard & Poor&#39s to offer two Ucits III compliant multi-manager funds. The Schroder S&P high alpha fund is an aggressively managed fund which can invest up to 10 per cent in alternative investments such as hedge funds, private equity and property. It aims to outperform […]

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White paper — Nigeria International Insights

Jelf Employee Benefits closely examines healthcare provision and challenges within Nigeria. This will be of particular interest to HR decision makers with employees based in Nigeria, and assesses the environment, risks, facilities and safeguards that are relevant to organisations that are actively deploying expatriate staff in this location.


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