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Opra hosts whistleblowers&#39 workshop

Opra is hosting a whistleblowers&#39 workshop on new reporting guidelines for pension scheme auditors and actuaries.

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New Star&#39s purchase of Edinburgh Fund Managers&#39 retail funds and multi-manager business brings chairman John Duffield&#39s buying spree to an end for the foreseeable future.New Star head of retail sales Mark Skinner says the 24 funds which the firm has bought from Aberdeen Asset Management, including 10 funds of funds, are the final piece in […]

Trade deficit narrows in July – Gerrard

The global trade deficit in goods narrowed in July. It now stands at 4.3 per cent GDP. The improvement was aided by a dramatic drop in the shortfall in non-EU trade which fell to its lowest level since May 2002 and exports to the US climbed by £400m according to Gerrard&#39s latest figures.

Actuaries castigate Government for turning firms away from pensions

The Association of Consulting Actuaries says Government is failing to put enough priority on encouraging employees and employers to make more substantial pension contributions.Chairman Gordon Pollock says the Government&#39s most recent reform proposals, published in June, fail to encourage employers to continue with defined-benefit provision. In particular, he says there is almost nothing in the […]

Erica Harper of Zurich

Erica Harper of Zurich must be wondering where her weekly dose of press cuttings got to last week.The Diary was delighted to receive press cuttings about Zurich on our fax but we don&#39t think they were intended for us.Could Consolidated Communications possibly have made a mistake? The Diary is only sorry that it wasn&#39t a […]

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