Three intrepid cyclists from Invesco Perpetual should now be about mid way through the seven-day Octopus Super Challenge Cycle-a-thon which started from Esparon in Southern France last Sunday.All being well, income and high-income fund guru Neil Woodford and colleagues Nick Hamilton and Stephen Anness aim to complete the gruelling 1,165km ride back to London next Sunday.They hope to raise over £70,000 for various charities including the Shooting Star children’s hospice with £63,000 already pledged.
The IMA has rejected ABI proposals to give employers the flexibility to choose between providers to handle their employees’ savings in its response to the Pensions White Paper. It proposes a fully “diversified default fund” overseen by the NPSS board for employees who do not want to make investment decisions.
The Treasury select committee is taking evidence looking at the responsiveness of the FSA to the needs of consumers and progress in relation to its Better Regulation Action Plan as part of its regular scrutiny of the regulator.
Claim-chasers in the mortgage market could be exempt from regulation once the Compensation Act comes into force. The Department for Constitutional Affairs’ head of claim regulation Mark Boleat admits that a loophole may exist for firms whose claims are not based on the sale of a product. At present, legislation will only apply to those […]
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Given the release of employment data from the US on 5 August, we wanted to focus on employment data in this month’s Graphic Content. The Graphic Content below shows us that young and middle-aged workers were hit the hardest by the Great Recession and have never caught up. Since the job market started to recover […]
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