The Diary was concerned to read a headline in a national news paper suggesting that “FSA’s gold-plated rules threaten abattoirs”.However, on second glance, it appears that the long arm of the regulator has not stretched into monitoring the slaughter of animals and it was just another of those old Food Stan-dards Agency mix-ups. The Diary was amused – well, it’s been a slow week – to see that the Forum of Private Businesses’ food spokesman is fittingly called Bob Salmon.
The Schroder US small and mid cap fund, formerly the Schroder American fund, aims for growth by investing in under-researched elements of the US small and mid cap market.
It is possible to learn quite a bit about the advice that consumers get if one samples the advice being given to around 2,000 of them a week.
Collegiate Insurance Brokers is teaming up with Selestia and Old Broad Street Research to offer a risk management tool to help IFAs negotiate better PI terms.
JP Morgan Fleming Asset Managment is to change its name to JP Morgan Asset Management, dropping the Fleming brand which has existed since 1873. Fleming was sold to Chase Manhattan in August 2000 for 4.9bn.
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