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Investors oblivious to environmental issues

Investors are oblivious to the risks environmental issues pose to companies according to a report in today&#39s Financial Times.

The report focuses on a study from environmentalists Forum for the Future, which blames investor ignorance on the absence of environment related information for companies.

But the forum admits it is difficult to present a compelling argument as to why investors should account for environmental issues.

The forum predicts change will only occur if more information is provided to companies detailing the benefits and opportunities environmental issues could offer them.

The forum believe pension funds could have a pivotal role in this development saying: “If pension funds start generating demand for environment-related research and products on a larger scale, fund managers and analysts will follow.”


FSA to run compliance workshops for small IFAs

The FSA is launching a series of compliance workshops for small IFAs.The workshops to be held this autumn are designed to provide IFAs from firms with up to 9 advisers, an understanding of key compliance issues.They will attempt to demystify PIA rules and provide practical guidance on how to address and avoid the main compliance […]

Decision opens way to sue CMC

Hundreds of City Mortgage Corporation borrowers are preparing to sue after a court ruled broker Capital Credit took secret commission from the lender. Haverford West County Court ruled CMC paid the Truro-based mortgage broker a £12,125 secret payment as part of a first refusal agreement binding the broker to recommend all clients take out a […]

Scottish Provident appoints regulator to its board

Scottish Provident has appointed regulator Dr Oonagh McDonald to its board as a non-executive director.McDonald is currently a member of the Insurance Brokers Regulatory Authority and is a former director of the FSA.Prior to her regulatory positions she served as Labour member of Parliament for Thurrock from July 1976 to 1987 serving as opposition front […]

Scottish Amicable revamps pension range

Scottish Amicable is re-positioning itself in the pension market in preparation for the post stakeholder pensions environment.As part of the initiative the life office is repricing many of its key pension products.Among those being repriced is its the Income Drawdown plan which will have the establishment charge period cut from five to three years.ScotAm is […]

Directors, limited liability partners and auto-enrolment

By Jim Grant, Senior Product Insight & Technical Support Analyst 6 April 2016 brought in changes to employer duties for directors and partners in limited liability partnerships. Here we explain exactly what’s changed. Before 6 April 2016… Directors of limited liability companies where there were no other directors or employees were exempt from the employer […]


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