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HSBC Global Asset Management – HSBC GIF European Equity Alpha and HSBC GIF Global Emerging Markets Equity Alpha funds update

HSBC Global Asset Management – HSBC GIF European Equity Alpha and HSBC GIF Global Emerging Markets Equity Alpha funds update

Update: Hedged sterling share classes added




Row over FSA changes for quitting companies

The FSA has denied that it has changed the regulatory requirements for firms leaving the industry despite significant changes to its cancellation of the part IV permissions form. The latest version of the form on the FSA’s website shows material differences to the older version of the form dated July 2007. The earlier form does […]

Goodbye to the golden age

Gregor Watt contrasts the views and figures coming out of the mortgage and property sectors which indicate strongly that the so-called gilded age of homeownership is over with the optimistic opinion of housing minister Grant Shapps who believes we are at the door of the Age of Aspiration


FSA bans partner at First Colonial Investments LLP for governance failings

The FSA has banned First Colonial Investments LLP partner Gerald Classey for several failings, including a failure to exercise proper oversight of the stock broking business and not informing the regulator of previous convictions. FCI operated as an appointed representative of Direct Sharedeal Limited until March 2009 and its sales advisers made telephone sales promoting […]

Ex-FSA chair Davies in talks to join Pru

Former FSA chairman Sir Howard Davies is in talks to join the Prudential board as a non-executive director. Davies (pictured), director of the London School of Economics, was chairman of the FSA between 1997 and 2003. According to Sky News, Davies’ appointment is several weeks away and marks an attempt by Prudential to strengthen its […]


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