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HSBC Exchange Traded Funds – HSBC MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF

HSBC Exchange Traded Funds – HSBC MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF

Type: Exchange traded fund

Aim: Growth by tracking the performance of the MSCI Pacific ex Japan index

Minimum investment: One share – negotiable with stockbroker

Place of registration: Dublin

Isa link: Yes

Charges: Annual 0.4%

Commission: None

Tel: 08456 076 144


ECB head will chair new European Systemic Risk board

The European Systemic Risk board will be chaired by the head of the European Central Bank for the first five years. The current ECB president is Jean-Claude Trichet, whose term ends in October 2011. The European Union last night announced sweeping reforms of financial regulation across Europe proposing the creation of a European Systemic Risk […]

Cummings’ fears have been allayed

Outgoing Aifa director general Chris Cummings says he had misgivings over the use of platforms, fearing their take-up would lead to generic systems being forced on advisers. He said these worries were the catalyst for producing the Aifa guide and believes his concerns have now been addressed. He likened the emergence of the UK platform […]

Bateman heads Euro equities at Schroders

Schroders has appointed Rory Bateman as head of European equities, replacing Gary Clarke, who left the firm in May to join JP Morgan.

Value for money in DC pensions

The Pension Policy Institute (PPI)’s recent report “Value for money in DC pensions” tries to identify factors by which people can assess whether their pension offers fair value for money (VFM). Fiona Tait provides an overview of the findings. Positive Outcomes It is extremely hard to assess VFM in a pension. Press activity naturally focuses […]


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