The FSA is offering A-Day information on its website to help consumers understand the changes to pension arrangements from April 6.
Advocate of fee-based advice joins German giant to build UK wealth management business
Financial Express has launched a new Crown Ratings service for funds offering a quantitative system to use alongside other qualitative services and manager ratings.Crown Ratings cover UK authorised unit trusts and Oeics, offshore funds and life and pension funds. It is based on quantitative historical performance measures with funds rated by returns against benchmark, volatility […]
Financial Express has set up its own fund rating service, Crown Ratings. It uses a blend of quantitative and qualitative analytical screens, including measuring a portfolio’s volatility, consistency and returns against its benchmark.
If 2005 was the year of regulation, then 2006 will surely be the year of enforcement. Let us hope so. Initially opposed to mortgage regulation, I still maintain that the MCCB was doing a perfectly good job. The endowment misselling phenomenon wrought regulatory overkill, wherein the then regulator’s own culpability on unrealistic illustrative growth rates went unaccounted for.
Holly Cassell, Assistant Manager of the Neptune UK Opportunities Fund The decision of the Federal Reserve not to raise US interest rates at its September meeting was met with surprise by many, and has been blamed by some as the chief catalyst for the global market volatility that followed. How does this affect the timing […]
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