Equity clearance house Euroclear has bought fund order routing business EmxCo in a deal that it says will enable it to offer automated fund settlement at half of EmxCo’s prices.
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The Association of British Insurers has warned the Law Commission of the “dust storm of confusion” that could be caused by its review of insurance law.Speaking at the ABI’s Better Regulation conference in London last week, director general Stephen Haddrill said it would be ironic and very damaging if just as the FSA was moving […]
New Star is warning advisers and investors that yields on real estate investment trusts could be nowhere near as high as many are anticipating.Research by the fund manager found that estimated yield returns from listed property firms post-Reit conversion came in at between 2.6 and 3.5 per cent, with most towards the lower end of […]
F&C Asset Management has appointed Mike Woodward as head of investments trusts from January 1.Woodward joined F&C in the summer from Martin Currie as deputy head of investment trusts and began his career at Ivory & Sime (now F&C asset management) in 1983.He takes over from Michael Wrobel who retires from F&C next April.F&C head […]
Jim Grant – Senior Product Insight & Technical Support Analyst We look at how higher DB transfer values could cause a lifetime allowance issue and how that affects the advice process. Advisers are receiving an increasing number of requests from clients looking to transfer their pension from final salary schemes to personal pensions. This is a […]
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