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Investors worried about six key issues

The chief investment officer of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers has highlighted key worries of clients.
Mlim president Bob Doll says that investors are concerned about economic expansion, corporate earnings, interest rates and inflation, oil prices, terrorism and politics.
Doll reckons that the fluctations caused by these issues is making a trendless market where diversification remains the best policy.
He thinks that a further decline in the price of oil would be needed to see a sustained rally in equities in the US.


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Perfect time for LIA and Sofa merger

Mark Ommanney Director general, the LIAI have been reading with interest the debate on the proposed LIA/Sofa merger and in particular Len Warwick&#39s view in Money Marketing last week. Many members from both organisations clearly feel strongly that the merger should go ahead in the interests of uniting the financial advice sector, creating one voice […]

Millfield and Inter-Alliance receive FSA approval for merger

Millfield Group has today received final approval from the FSA for its merger with Inter-Alliance. As set out in the offer document, Steven Hartley and Alan Curtis are resigning from the board and will leave the company today.

Johnson wants unions to give workplace pension advice

Work and Pensions Secretary Alan Johnson has unveiled plans to create a fund to increase the provision of advice on pensions in the workplace. Speaking at the Labour Party conference this week, he said the fund to train union representatives to give generic advice on pensions “from a source they can trust” would establish a […]


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