Prime Minister Gordon Brown has backtracked on his proposals for a Tobin tax after widespread international criticism of the plan.
I was appalled at Chris Cummings’ stance over the retail distribution review. It shows that Aifa has no interest in improving the standard of the profession. If Chris Cummings had one ounce of grey matter between his ears, he would grasp the RDR as the greatest opportunity to ensure that the people providing financial advice […]
Proposals for greater professionalism under RDR should be extended to the protection market, say providers.
Ignis Asset Management is looking at launching a UK fund for Argonaut next year.
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The actions of OPEC have forced the oil supply to fall and producers to cut costs and rationalise, says Richard Hulf In an interview with journalist Alexis Xydias, Richard Hulf, manager of the Artemis Global Energy Fund, explains the impact of the fall in the oil price on energy companies. Alexis also quizzes Richard on […]
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