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IMA holds two-day seminar on investment

The Investment Management Association is holding a two-day conference on the issues facing the investment industry at the Cafe Royal in London on November 4 and 5.

The conference will be split between institutional and retail asset management and will include topics such as the creation of a single European market in financial services and the future of corporate governance.

It will also address the changing relationship between executive and non-executive directors and shareholders, the dynamic between trustees and fund managers and the challenges of the Myners and Sandler reports for both sides of the industry.

It will also look at how the industry can help educate consumers in financial services.

Speakers at the conference include Tory MP Howard Flight, Axa Investment Managers chairman Donald Brydon, BGI chief executive Lindsay Tomlinson, Treasury head of financial regulation Robin Fellgett and Lord Young of Graffham.

IMA chief executive Rich-ard Saunders says: “2002 has been a memorable year. The fallings markets of the last two years have been followed by a period of extraordinary volatility. On top of that, we are in danger of overdosing on Government reviews, consultations and European legislation. This conference is an attempt to make sense of all these issues.”

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