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FTSE 100 firms losing value over biodiversity failings

Leading stocks in the FTSE 100 index could be hit because they do not meet biodiversity guidelines, says Isis Asset Management.

The firm has published a 55-page report in which it identifies areas where top firms are losing value because they are not taking care of sustaining eco-systems.

The report was commissioned from the Earthwatch Institute Europe and supported by the Department for International Development. Examples where companies are failing include soil erosion, access to clean water, sustaining forests. Many companies may struggle to get access to capital because of high environmental credit risk.

It claims tha two-thirds of FTSE 100 firms are failing to manage risk exposure. However, firms such as BP Shell and Unilever are praised for their management of biodiversity.


Mortality boost hits Equitable Life

Equitable Life has had to set aside £75m in response to concerns that future mortality improvements may be greater than previously expected. In Equitable Life&#39s corporate and financial review the company says it has had to strengthen its reserves due to the continuing trend of strengthening mortality assumptions and longevity, but this has had little […]

Securities Institute sets an examination for IFAs

A new qualification for IFAs from the Securities Institute has received accreditation from the Government&#39s education regulator the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. The exam, which has been developed in response to the FSA and Financial Services Skills Council exam review, has four papers. The first sitting of papers one, two and three will take place […]

Infinity Mortgages launches application processing system

Infinity Mortgages is offering a discount on its application fees by £50 for all mortgages submitted on-lines unsing the lenders&#39 new application processing system, Infinet. Infinet, which can be accessed from September 30 will allow intermediaries to produce accurate KFIs, source products, submit an on-line application and track cases and proc fees. Infinity chief executive […]

Proof is in the pudding for Yorkshire

Yorkshire Building Society has managed to overcome the problems which seem to be besetting many lenders in preparing for M-Day. Sales operation manager Richard Forster says the soc-iety&#39s mutuality has helped it take a reasonable and harmonised approach, rather than the frantic and fragmented approach of many other lenders. Yorkshire was about to begin designing […]

Changes to early exit pension charges

In November last year, the FCA announced that from 31 March 2017, early exit pension charges will be capped at 1% for those customers who are eligible to access their retirement savings from age of 55. The rules also state that for new personal pension plans started after that date, or on new increments into […]


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