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.
Intelliflo is working with four platforms to create a solution to re-registration problems and make data and transaction flow more easily between wraps and content management systems. Chief executive Nick Eatock says the firms are looking at ways of developing an integrated solution for advisers using wrap and their own CMS. He says there are […]
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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