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FSA says too early to say how regulation will work

The FSA has welcomed the Treasury announcement on home reversion plans, saying it will bring clarity for consumers and that reversions carry comparable risks to lifetime mortgages.

Press officer Robin Gordon-Walker it is too early to say how it will regulate home reversion but it will go through a consultation process in due course.

The FSA confirmed the decision would not affect mortgage regulation in October and that regulation would include lifetime mortgages providing they meet the mortgage definition set down in legislation.


More PI woe as EU is set to force 50% rise in IFA cover

IFAs have condemned as pointless a new EU directive that will force IFAs to increase their professional indemnity cover by 50 per cent by April 2006. Already reeling at the financial pain of dealing with the ins-urance mediation directive which requires firms to have £1m cover by January 2005, it has emerged that a separate […]

Making trends meet

The National Association of Pension Funds conducts a yearly survey to ascertain various aspects of the establishment, running and membership of occupational pension schemes. I have commented in previous years about the importance to financial advisers of many of the results and this year&#39s publication continues to highlight a number of interesting trends and developments. […]

Man Investments – Man Global Strategies Diversified Series 2

Type: Capital protected fund of hedge funds Aim: Income or growth by investing in managed futures and hedge funds Minimum investment: Lump sum $ 50,000, euros 50,000, CHF 50,000 Place of registration: Bermuda Investment split: 33.3% arbitrage, 30% managed futures, 15% directional, 13.4% equity hedge, long/short equities 8.3% Term:13 Years Return: Capital bonds 12-15% growth […]

Investment edge

Is Fidelity&#39s incentive of £50 for IFAs and £25 for their clients a bribe too far for reregistering existing holdings on FundsNetwork? Is this the next misselling scandal? Most IFAs will have clients who have accumulated Peps, Isas and other investments with a number of different fund managers. Suppose for a moment they are all […]


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