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Rodrigues steps down from FSA board

Bradford & Bingley group chief executive Christopher Rodrigues is to leave the FSA board when his second term expires on December 10. Rodrigues has been on the board for six years.

National Consumer Council chairman Deirdre Hutton will take over as deputy chairman of the board and chairman of the FSA committee of non-executive directors when Middle Temple deputy chairman Stewart Boyd retires at the end of March 2004.


Investment edge

As FSA spokesman for the probe into the extent to which IFAs trust providers&#39 marketing material, Rob McIvor says the buck stops with the adviser. So that&#39s it then, case closed, throw away the keys, we are obviously all guilty for believing that what we read is true. But is that a fair basis on […]

I told the FSA why we value our network

I read with interest the back-page article about the FSA quizzing IFAs about their networks, not least as I was one of the IFAs thus quizzed. First, I received a call from our network to tell me that the FSA had selected me to take part, what the purpose and format of the interview would […]

Pension protection fund to help victims of collapsed schemes

The Queen has announced Government plans to launch a pension protection fund to help members of collapsed private schemes that have lost most or all of their pension pot. It will also introduce a new pensions regulator to root out fraud and mal-administration. It intends to step up efforts to educate the public with the […]

L&G enhances group life assurance for partnerships

Legal & General has improved its partners&#39 group life assurance policy to take advantage of changes to chargeable event rules that have come in as part of the Finance Act 2003. The change means most policies now fall outside these rules, eliminating any potential taxable gain that can arise on the second and subsequent death […]

Japan: mid-year review and outlook

By Chris Taylor, Manager of the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund H1 2014 Economy: after a harsh winter that slowed activity in the economy, the main event of the first half of the year has been the debate over what impact the 1 April VAT hike from five to eight per cent would have; we are […]


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