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FTSE tightens SRI criteria

Global index provider FTSE Group has announced its first criteria revision to its socially responsible investment index FTSE4Good.

From September 2002 all companies, and not just those with the greatest potential to affect the environment, will need to meet new and more comprehensive environmental standards to qualify for the indices.

FTSE4Good advisory committee deputy chairman Craig MacKenzie says: “The new criteria is designed to be challenging but still achievable, and should prompt companies to become more transparent on environmental issues.”


ABN Amro stars join Framlington

ABN Amro star fund managers George Luckraft and Nigel Thomas have joined Framlington, citing an irrevocable breakdown in their relationship with their former employer.The two managers announced their intention to join Framlington last month but had agreed to see out their contracts, which had 12 months to run.But they now say that “certain actions” taken […]

&#39Ageing population will be boost to CI market&#39

More people are considering taking out critical-illness cover because of increased longevity and the higher chance of succumbing to medical problems, according to consumer analyst Mintel.A survey of 2,160 adults found that 11 per cent already have critical cover while a further 11 per cent find the idea appealing. Mintel found that most policies are […]

Another IFA portal opens with online &#39exhibitions&#39

A new IFA portal is to hit the market under the guise of an online virtual trade show for advisers, offering them conference trips from their offers advisers audio-visual presentations, website links to product providers, an interactive IFA-only discussion forum and the opportunity to put questions to an expert panel.The site, run by City-backed […]

Forum for the future

The Money Marketing G80 summit on distribution, held at the Celtic Manor in Wales, was the first forum designed solely to help the IFA community shape its own future.Inspired by the format of the Group of Eight (G8) summits on global economic strategy, the Money Marketing Group of 80 (G80) summit allowed IFAs to share […]


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