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FSA sets out A-Day details for public

The FSA is offering A-Day information on its website to help consumers understand the changes to pension arrangements from April 6.

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Financial Express launches new ratings service

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 […]

Fund-rating deal for Financial Express

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.

Mortgage View: The year of enforcement

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.

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