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Lighthouse makes board appointment

National IFA Lighthouse has appointed Valerie Gaze to its board as regulatory director effective immediately.

Gaze was one of the founders of Berkeley Wodehouse, which was acquired by Lighthouse in April.

Lighthouse chairman David Hickey says: “Valerie has nearly a decade of experience in dealing with the legal and regulatory matters of IFAs and the board believes that Lighthouse will benefit from her skills and experience.”


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German IFA probed on accounting

German IFA giant MLP&#39s headquarters in Heidelberg were raided last week after an anonymous tip-off prompted the public prosecutor&#39s office to seize documents relating to its reinsurance business.In response, the firm, which aims to become a national IFA in the UK, published details of an audit conducted by Ernst & Young giving it a clean […]

Scottish Equitable International launches two new products

Scottish Equitable International is launching the two new low risk products from its Dublin base.The Money Market Portfolio is an ultra cautious offshore bond that provides access to managed cash fund and a range of externally managed funds from Barclays and Merrill Lynch.The Dublin Private Client Portfolio also allows for external fund management and delegated […]

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At a time when world stockmarkets have retreated rap-idly downhill and are peering over the cliff edge, perhaps it is also time to reflect on investor psychology and what has driven us to the extremes we have witnessed in recent times.Stockmarkets have become ever more sophisticated since the great South Sea bubble but the basic […]


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