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SLI launches global corporate governance platform

Standard Life Investments is this year launching a global corporate governance platform, involving portfolio managers in Edinburgh, Hong Kong, Boston and Montreal. The platform will build shareholder activism and governance into Standard&#39s global investment processes.

The platform was unveiled at the National Association of Pension Funds&#39 annual investment conference in Edinburgh.

Standard Life Investments head of corporate governance Guy Jubb says: “Standard Life Investments has always been committed to enhancing and improving shareholder value through constructive consultation with companies and other corporate governance initiatives. Changes in the international landscape are now encouraging us to widen our approach.”


Brown forecasts 3-3.5 per cent GDP growth for 2004

In his Budget speech Chancellor Gordon Brown stuck to his forecast of 3-3.5 per cent GDP growth for 2004. He also forecast 1.75 per cent for inflation this year and 2 per cent for the next two years. He confirmed GDP growth at 2.3 per cent for 2003 and that over four years growth had […]

L&G provide late ISA application service

Legal & General put arrangements in place to accept applications for the 2003/ 2004 tax year up until midnight on 5 April to help investors who leave making their ISA investment to the last minute. Customers are able to use L&G&#39s telephone dealing service on Freephone 0800 092 0092, which on Monday 5 April will […]

Clerical speeds commission to help IFAs develop business

Clerical Medical is to offer IFAs the option to take initial and future renewal commission within 24 hours of claiming the cash to develop their businesses as part of a boost to its adviser service. The commission accelerator scheme allows intermediaries to get up to 80 per cent of outstanding initial commission and 50 per […]

HL&#39s Fof operation breaks £100m barrier

Hargreaves Lansdown&#39s fund of funds operation has hit £100m of assets under management.The assets are spread across the operation&#39s three Fof &#45 HL&#39s ultimate managed, special situations and income & growth funds.Fund manager Lee Gardhouse says: “This gives us critical mass to both reward those managers whom have grown with us whilst ensuring that we […]

When is £1m not £1m?

Neil Jones is technical support manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Canada Life offers a range of wealth management solutions, including retirement income planning, estate planning and investment solutions from a choice of jurisdictions, including the UK, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. The residential nil-rate band (RNRB) was first announced in […]


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