Legal & General says the UK mortgage securitisation market has to change if it wants to attract institutional investors.
With valuations in equity and corporate bond markets at compelling levels and more positive economic data emerging from the wreckage of the credit crunch, are we starting to see signs of markets reaching a bottom and the beginnings of a recovery?
Bank of England governor Mervyn King and chairman Sir John Parker have used their annual report to raise concerns once again over the Bank’s lack of power to trigger the Special Resolution Regime.
Industry experts are heralding the possible growth of split-caps in the investment trust space following the sting on higher income tax rates announced in this year’s Budget.
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