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Investor confidence is soaring, says JPMF

Investor confidence is rising steadily and is now nearing the level it was at in April 2001, according to JPMorgan Fleming.

JPMF&#39s investor confidence index rose from 84 in December to 92 in January, nearing April 2001&#39s all-time high of 103. It also reveals that 44 per cent of investors believe the stockmarket will be higher in six month&#39s time, an increase of 4 per cent over the month. Just 17 per cent think it will be lower (19 per cent in December).

Head of market research Peter Brewster says: “Clearly, the continued flow of impressive global economic news, combined with a fairly buoyant stock market, is helping to maintain relatively high levels of investor confidence.”


McFall&#39s bonus of contention

Chairman of the Treasury select committee John McFall has lashed out at life offices over their failure to accept responsibility for misselling endowments. Speaking to Money Marketing, McFall says he wants to see the big UK life and pension providers made more accountable for their actions over misselling and the increasing problem of mistrust in […]

FSA says others could charge like Standard

The FSA has warned that other insurers may be forced to charge policyholders for guarantees in the same way that Standard Life is proposing to do. The warning comes as the regulator made public a response to Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman Vincent Cable. Cable had written to FSA chief executive John Tiner, questioning whether the […]

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…but CA says watchdog is undermined…

The Consumers&#39 Association has come out strongly against any appeal on FOS decisions. CA senior policy adviser Mick McAteer, speaking out against IFA trade bodies lobbying for an appeal process, says any additional appeal would further undermine consumer confidence. He says the investigation into whether the FSA can take cases off the FOS if they […]


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