Sir David Walker, who is leading the Walker review into corporate governance, told MPs it is “regrettable” there has been a reduction of executives on company boards in recent years.
Charles Stanley has reported a profit increase of 6.8 per cent for the first half of 2009.
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Bank of England Financial Stability executive director Andrew Haldane has called for the introduction of leverage limits on banks in an attempt to curb future state reliance.
Thames River’s multi-manager team has moved further into the strategic bond sector, citing greater opportunities than in the corporate bond area. The team, headed by Gary Potter and Robert Burdett, believe corporate bonds still represent good value but the opportunities are not as strong as they were six to nine months ago. Potter and Burdett […]
By Lorna Blyth, Investment Marketing Manager Delivering a decent drawdown review process takes time and resources. This article looks at how you can manage drawdown clients in a more cost-effective way. Most advisers are seeing an increase in drawdown clients following pension freedoms. Often these are clients with lower fund sizes, which means advisers are […]
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