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Future for asset backed securities

Investors need to pay more attention to asset-backed securities, says Standard Life Investments.
The market for asset-bascked securities has grwon phenomenally in recent years in the US and Europe, says head of treasury john Cummins.
He believes that this is set to spread to Asia and will cause good opportunities for investment.
In Europe ABS issuance has risen 30 per cent in the last year and had a five-fold increase in the US in the last 10 years.


Sesame sets up equity-release deal

Sesame has launched a specialist equity-release unit where its members can refer business. The unit is based in Manchester and is currently manned by two advisers. Sesame will look to expand the unit if demand for its services increase. It was set up so that Sesame members which do not want to take on the […]

HNW adviser in link with Hampton Intl Mortgages

Former Charcol IFA Jane Robinson is setting up a wealth management firm that will receive referrals from Hamptons International Mortgages. Square Mile Wealth will focus on top-tier high-net-worth advice, with a focus on pensions, divorce and inheritance tax planning. It will get around 30 leads a week from Hamptons, which also holds a stake in […]

Prudential – PruHealth

Type: Individual and group private medical insurance Minimum-maximum ages: 18-70 Minimum group size: TwoMinimum premium: No minimum Maximum benefits: No overall maximum but limits will apply to some benefits Cover provided: Comprehensive plan &#45 unlimited inpatient benefits except psychiatric treatment up to 45 days a year, outpatient benefit &#45 unlimited benefits except chiropractic/osteopathy up to […]

FSA puts secret conditions on merger

The FSA has placed secret conditions on the merger of Inter-Alliance and Millfield. In a deal with the FSA, the firms had to agree to a series of restrictions – which the regulator refuses to make public – before a merger was approved. Both firms were issued with a warning notice and a decision notice […]


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