Conservative shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Philip Hammond claims if Government ministers were subject to FSA regulation they would be jailed for some of the promises they have made over personal accounts.
Income has always been a popular part of investing and the surprise 1.5 per cent drop in UK bank rate has certainly made achieving it a lot harder, that is without accepting some risk to capital.With clients, advisers and fund professionals all wondering which way the equity market will go day by day, investing in […]
Independent valuers Cairn Capital will be holding a conference call for advisers to answer questions on their valuation of the AIG enhanced fund assets.
Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers chief executive David Bennett is calling for a halt to any new regulatory initiatives.
Dr. Andrew Lo, Founder and Chief Investment Strategist at AlphaSimplex, discusses why it is difficult to keep a long-term perspective in short-term markets.
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