Chancellor Alistair Darling will appear in front of the Treasury select committee as part of its inquiry into financial stability and transparency in the aftermath of the Rock debacle.
The FSA has halved its rulebook on the promotion of investment products in a bid to give firms more flexibility and consumers more tailored information, according to the regulator.
Timing is crucial as the product when it comes to advising clients on the options opent ot them regarding investing their pensions, writes James Salmon
Distribution Technology is introducing a stand-alone risk profiling tool, Dynamic Risk Profiler, which will also work alongside wraps and platforms.DT has commercial agreements in place with Threesixty services, Lighthouse Group and Paradigm to supply the tool to their advisers.Dynamic Risk Profiler is a web-based risk profiling tool, based on research by the Psychometric Centre, which […]
Chris Salih looks at New Star’s heart of Africa fund and says that while the continent has grown in investment stature, advisers may not be completely sold on it
With Germany’s strong economic growth leading the eurozone’s recovery, many UK businesses are keen to be part of the success story: recent data shows that there are currently more than 280,000* employees working for a UK-controlled company in the country.
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