Threadneedle’s schadenfreude in a recent global healthcare outlook report is a touch too much for the Diary.It seems the pros-pect of all our elder relatives’ hip replace-ments is seeing the firm rubbing its hands. The effect of the obesity epidemic on demand for synthetic hips and knees may be good business but the Diary thinks a heading of “hip, hip, hooray” wouldn’t go down well with afflicted investors.
Self-regulation by actuaries has failed and the profession should be regulated by an independent body, says Sir Derek Morris.
I and others have written about the possible outcomes of statutory regulation for those selling protection products yet among the many advisers I speak to, I sense that the majority are focused only on the short-term effects of simply meeting the required pre-sale and sale processes in the belief that if they get these right, then everything will be OK.
Investment experts say the Chancellor needs to do more than extend the existing Isa limits to 2010 to encourage long-term saving.
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