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Who could benefit from short duration?

A short duration bond is a bond with a short time to maturity. In the sterling market we define this as a bond maturing within the next five years, in order to access an optimal level of market depth and diversification.

The short duration maturity profile may differ slightly for deeper fixed income markets. For example, within the US or European credit markets short duration is more likely to be considered as bonds maturing within the next three years…

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Rory Percival quits the FCA

Rory Percival, a technical specialist at the FCA, is leaving the regulator after 10 years. Percival joined the FSA in 2006, a month after the announcement of RDR, then moving to the FCA when it was formed. He has worked on various aspects of the regulator’s work, including RDR, CIPs, risk profiling and platform use by […]


Aviva refuses to back down over rivals’ critical illness concerns

Aviva is refuting claims from rival insurers its new protection products conflict with HMRC rules. In February Money Marketing revealed L&G and Royal London’s concerns over two new products on the Aviva Life Protection Solutions platform including a “market first” relevant life insurance with the option to add critical illness cover. Now Royal London and […]

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Johnson Fleming launches dedicated auto-enrolment services for SMEs

With almost 600,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK reaching their auto-enrolment staging date between April 2015 and January 2017, workplace pensions and employee benefits specialist Johnson Fleming has launched two UK-first solutions aimed entirely at supporting these employers.


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