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Raising Standards praises members on Sandler

The Raising Standards initiative has congratulated the companies which have signed up to its quality mark scheme and claims they have already delivered on many Sandler Review recommendations.

It is now calling on the rest of the industry to follow suit.

Raising standards project director Stuart Tragheim says: “Today&#39s report acknowledges that the Raising Standards quality mark is already delivering many of the guiding principles being sought by Sandler, government and regulators. We are seeing greater transparency in terms of ridding policies of opaque charges and jargon and the phasing out of complex products which are too difficult to explain.”


ABI welcomes Pickering proposals

The Association of British Insurers has welcomed Pickering&#39s report on pensions simplification, claiming that with the Sandler review, it will provide a good platform from which to close the savings gap.It says much of Pickering&#39s recommendations reflect its own views that there are too many types of private pensions, and that customers need clearer and […]

At the topiary of their profession

I have recently been investigating the hedge fund market. I am interested in the benefits that I could derive from a long/short (or market-neutral) equity fund. I would appreciate an independent, objective view on this type of investment and a detailed explanation of how it works. Imagine McDonald&#39s has just launched a low-fat burger that […]

Verity&#39s View

It is becoming a familiar story. A giant company is formed in a few short years by a series of mega-mergers, justified in good times with the jargon of unprecedented opportunities for growth and in bad times by the need to cut costs and consolidate. The growth opportunities fail to materialise as hoped. In fact, […]

Money to burn?

By the time you read this you will no doubt be digesting the implications, for better or worse, of the Sandler report.Sandler will be the most talked about document of the second half of the year – at least until the FSA publishes its draft rules on depolarisation – but for the last six months […]


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