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Experts are warning of long delays in resolving differences on EU compensation scheme proposals after the European parliament commissioned a new study on funding methods to break a “Catch-22” deadlock. The news raises questions over the FSA’s commitment to finalise its Financial Services Compensation Scheme reforms this year as they would have to take account […]

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IMF: UK faces £750bn pensions time bomb

The International Monetary Fund has warned the UK it faces a £750bn pensions time bomb as life expectancy rates grow faster than expected. The IMF says governments and the financial sector have consistently understated how quickly lifespans will rise by around three years, a gap which could make public finances unsustainable. The Washington-based firm’s report […]

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ARM investors call for scrutiny of bid proposals

A group of investors in troubled life settlement vehicle ARM Asset Backed Securities wants to be able to scrutinise each proposal from prospective buyers of the fund to ensure the best offer is put to a bondholder vote. Luxemburg-based ARM issued bonds based on life settlement policies without the appropriate permissions. The bonds were sold via […]

Andrew Bailey favourite to take over Sants’ PRA role

Prudential Regulation Authority deputy chief executive designate Andrew Bailey is the overwhelming favourite to take the top role at the PRA following chief executive designate Hector Sants’ resignation. Regulatory experts and trade bodies say Bailey is likely to take the job unless a surprise candidate emerges. Last April, Bailey was appointed Bank of England executive […]

Frexit & contagion risk in Europe

Many commentators have suggested the UK’s exit from the European Union will trigger a domino effect, leading to its eventual break-up. Neptune Head of European Equities Rob Burnett discusses the likelihood of this happening. Click here to read more Important informationInvestment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is […]

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  1. Both Bright Grey and Scottish Provident have just launched campaigns aimed at giving advisers marketing tools and ideas to make the most of the Gender Directive Opportunity.

    We’ve even included a real time version of Martin’s ticking clock!

    Check out some of the material here.

    http://www.nextlevelportal.co.uk/

  2. Is that only one women you know Martin or just over 10 (assuming the 10% figure relates!)

    How have the other 30 million in the UK been so lucky!

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