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London Stock Exchange launches counterparty service

London Clearing House, the London Stock Exchange and Crestco are launching the Central Counterparty service for the London Stock Exchange&#39s electronic order books.

The system gives the London securities markets post-trade anonymity and increases efficiency of settlement processing.

London Stock Exchange chief executive Clara Furse says: “This central counterparty is good news for London and it is good news for our customers. it highlights how London-based organisations can work constructively to meet market needs and deliver world class services.”


Charles Schwab sipps into the pensions market

Charles Schwab Europe has moved into the UK pensions market for the first time with the introduction of a self-invested personal pension (SIPP).The company is aiming the product at people who are confident at making their own investments and who are looking for a product that offers lower charges than an average SIPP.The product is […]

Standard Life – Stakeholder Pension

Tuesday, 27th February 2001.Type: Individual stakeholder pension.Minimum premium: £20.Minimum-maximum ages: 0-74.Fund links: Stakeholder with-profits, stakeholder cautious managed, stakeholder property, stakeholder FTSE tracker, stakeholder protection, stakeholder UK equity, stakeholder ethical, stakeholder North American, stakeholder fixed interest, stakeholder managed, stakeholder sterling, stakeholder stock exchange, stakeholder international, stakeholder Japanese, stakeholder European.Charges: Annual 1 per cent. Reduction of 0.2 […]

L&G offers two fixed rate Isas

Legal & General is launching two fixed interest Isas, the Performance Bond Isa and Secure Bond Isa.The Performance Bond Isa gives 7 per cent income or 40 per cent growth after five years. Capital is returned in full provided the FTSE 100 in the last three months is not lower than the initial FTSE level.The […]

&#39Banks will rule the life market if polarisation is scrapped&#39

High-street banks will control the distribution of life insurance products if polarisation is scrapped, leaving IFAs out in the cold, says a survey from consultancy Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. The company says the banks will dominate because of their large customer bases and their branch networks in a multi-tied regulatory regime. Smaller IFAs will […]

Is this the endgame for the current mergers & acquisitions boom?

Last year, worldwide mergers and acquisitions (M&A) rose to an unprecedented $4.7tn, according to Thomson Reuters, a 41 per cent increase over 2014. Anthony Forcione, senior equity analyst at Loomis Sayles, an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management, looks at what’s been driving this particular wave of mergers. Click here to view full article: Loomis-Sayles


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