The FSA’s new framework for recognising industry guidance came into effect this week in a step towards principle-based regulation. Trade associations, professional bodies and firms can seek formal confirmation for their guidance to help their members understand and meet the FSA’s regulatory requirements.
Multi-manager Lawrence House is focusing its cautious managed fund on equity income funds and fixed-interest funds that invest in higher-quality bonds, including gilts and index-linked gilts.
Unity is needed to produce qualifications that are recognised industrywide
Pension scheme deficits have improved during August despite the market volatility over recent weeks according to Aon Consulting.Rising bond yields and favourable investment returns have ensured that pension schemes are still better off over the course of the month according to Aon. Over the month of August 2007, the largest 200 UK pension funds’ aggregate deficit […]
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