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Equitable cuts court claim

Equitabe Life has filed a reduced claim against former auditor Ernst & Young of £500m after its original £2.6bn claim was thrown out by the High Court in February. Equitable claims the auditor did not make it fully aware of the extent of its liabilities. Equitable says it will also appeal against the decision on its original £2.6bn claim.


Why stop at banks when societies are also to blame?

What an interesting letters section last week.First, concerning the letter headlined, Call banks to account, I totally agree with Julian Stevens&#39 comments but why stop at banks? Building societies, national and local, are only concerned in “selling” financial products and no regulator, going back to Nasdim (remember?) days has had the balls to address the […]

Out of context

•”It&#39s like being on a shoot without many birds.” – Artemis product and communications director Nick Wells on the climax to the Isa season•”Of course it&#39s a lodge – have you ever seen an air-conditioned shed before?” – Syndaxi Financial Planning&#39s Robert Reid on his back-garden office.•”One IFA told me I don&#39t look nearly as […]

Allianz Dresdner takes conservative approach to bond fund

Allianz Dresdner Asset Management has established the high income bond, an Oeic that will be managed by its sister company, Pimco. The fund has an estimated target yield of 5 per cent a year and will invest in a mixture of high-yield and investment-grade corporate bonds, mainly in the UK. However, up to 30 per […]

Firms watch Baghdad not Brown

Investment house economists have been left unimpressed by Brown&#39s budget and are continuing to watch the news on Iraq to determine future changes in the world&#39s stockmarkets. Pundits believe the budget will have little impact on share prices as all significant changes were flagged up in the pre budget review or leaked. Framlington head of […]

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White paper — recording sickness absence

The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions illustrate that sickness absence is still a major cost to businesses, with an annual bill for sick pay and associated costs to employers of £9bn. This paper from Jelf Employee Benefits looks at the importance of recording sickness absence for any employee health strategy and how this can be carried out in an efficient manner to reduce absence, improve employee engagement and drive up profits.


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