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North on sick leave

Legal & General Investment Management director and head of global high yield David North has gone on extended sick leave. He manages the £2bn highincome and £528m diversified absolute return funds.



We need more consistency in the protection process

We have just seen the worst set of mortgage lending results for decades, which confirms that any hoped-for spring bounce just did not materialise. Where mortgages are being taken out, it looks like the Bank of Mum and Dad is a significant contributor to any deposit and often the client age profiles are older. This […]

Euro regulator questions UK move to twin peaks

A European Supervisory Authority has questioned the wisdom of moving to a twin peaks regulatory model, saying it would not work at a European level. The Government plans to split the FSA into the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority by December 2012. Speaking during a panel debate at the Association of British […]


Lenders facing up to £380,000 annual bill to meet FSA guidelines

It could cost individual lenders up to £380,000 a year to comply with the FSA’s mortgage fraud guidance. The FSA says it is concerned staff could be tempted to commit mortgage fraud if they experience financial difficulties. Its cost-benefit analysis estimates its will cost lenders between £50 and £32,000 to identify when employees are at […]

Allianz Technology Trust – April 2017

Welcome to the latest update for Allianz Technology Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Walter Price. Portfolio review The Trust’s NAV returned 4.3% , outperforming the Dow Jones World Technology Index return of 2.8%. In US dollar terms, the portfolio gained 4.8%. During the month, stock selection contributed to relative performance, and industry allocation […]


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