Standard Life’s Mick “Potter” James gets a flattering makeover as the famous wizard to celebrate his 40th year. His team doctored the poster as a surprise for Mick, who is possibly the youngest-looking 40-year-old that the Diary has ever seen.
A House of Lords select committee has been set up to investigate the FSA. The probe will explore the working methods of the regulator and their effectiveness.
Neptune Investment Management has launched a fund that invests mainly in companies that are aiming to improve the environment.
The specialist sector has overtaken UK equity income as the top-selling sector across Isas, Sipps and onshore investment bond wrappers, says FundsNetwork.UK equity income is now the second-best selling sector and UK all companies is third. The latest figures from the platform show the top 10 sectors demonstrate the popularity of property funds that launched […]
Sipp and SSAS specialist Hornbuckle Mitchell is aiming for expansion after delivering a 38 per cent rise in turnover in 2006.
Loomis Sayles senior global economist James Balfour looks at the three main macro themes evident during October: a world lacking in demand; the strength of global market performance; and the required exit from profits recession. Click here
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