The Treasury is looking at new gilt issues of 40 to 50 years following a consultation involving investors and gilt-edged market makers by the Debt Management Office. Any announcement on the subject will be made in the Budget this spring.
Jeff Travis, principal of the Sesame Business Exchange has joined IFA Cavendish Young as sales and development director.
New Star Asset Management believes that individual inv-estors may be suffering significant losses because they are not regularly reviewing their portfolios. The firm carried out a survey in association with NMG among 617 investors regarding the frequency with which they review their portfolios. It found that 37 per cent of investors never review their investment […]
Berkeley Berry Birch deputy chairman Bill Main is stepping down only three months after being hailed as a “significant appointment” by chairman and chief executive Cliff Lockyer.
The number of first-time buyers entering the property market is at its lowest level since 1981, according to The First Time Buyer Annual Review by the Halifax.
Loomis Sayles senior global economist James Balfour looks at the three main macro themes evident during October: a world lacking in demand; the strength of global market performance; and the required exit from profits recession. Click here
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