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SocGen predicts market recovery

SocGen Asset Management is predicting a recovery in the tech market, following the pessimism after the September 11 attacks.

The fund manager believes that although many investors remain nervous about tech stocks, the sector is expected to offer market leading earnings growth.

It believes the market has turned a corner and tech will follow recovery in the US market, outperforming other sectors.


Waters&#39 firm ideas on risk categories

Key to the new risk-based regulatory approach at the FSA is deciding how much attention individual firms need. Responsible for deciding what category of risk authorised firms fall into at the regulator is Dan Waters.As director of risk assessment under managing director Carol Sergeant, Waters is res-ponsible for implementing this new strategy.He has held this […]

Verity&#39s view – 15th November 2001

For any IFA with a close interest in investment advice, the mammoth court battle between the trustees of Unilever&#39s pension scheme and Mercury Asset Management is proving very revealing.Forget the fact that Unilever is a multinational. In many ways, the part-time trustees of its pension fund were in exactly the same vulnerable position as that […]

Flexible 100 per cent so Exclusive

Exclusive Connections has designed a flexible 100 per cent mortgage with a two-year discount. The mortgage has a 1 per cent discount for the first two years, giving a current payable rate of 5.50 per cent. Borrowers can overpay, underpay and take payment holidays, but interest is calculated monthly rather than daily and lump sum […]

The pension puzzle

In the summer of 2001 the IPPR published its interim report on pensions and long-term care policy. The report suggested that a wide range of people – in the pension industry, the academic world and among other stakeholders – had begun to fear that the Government&#39s pension policy was unravelling. In autumn 2001, the pensions […]

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White paper — Qatar International Insights

Jelf Employee Benefits highlights new legislation, key requirements and policy considerations when structuring international private medical insurance (IPMI) for expatriate employees in Qatar. This edition will be of particular interest to global human resource directors, compensation and benefits specialists and mobility managers who have employee populations in Qatar.


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