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Wig offers business invitation

The Women&#39s IFA Group is inviting IFA business owners to attend a forum with members of the Government&#39s Small Business Council on September 29th. WIG&#39s chairwoman Fiona Price has been appointed to the non-departmental body which is made up of business people. The forum is an opportunity for IFA business men and women to question SBC head William Sargent and other members on what the Government does to hinder business development and what it can do to help.

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FSA chief executive John Tiner is warning that IFAs could be hit by enforcement proceedings faster if the regulator succeeds in its plans to reduce case times. The FSA is aiming for a further 30 per cent reduction in the average case time over the next 12 months. In the last two years, the regulator […]

New Star&#39s global fund eyes China and Russia

New Star manager Paul Craig says its global portfolio fund will target econ-omic progress in China, India and Russia in the next 12 months. Craig took over management of the fund one year ago and it has since risen by 13.92 per cent compared with an average rise of 4.79 per cent in the IMA […]

Marlboro&#39 focuses on outsourcing

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Revenue paves way to merger of small VCTs

New Inland Revenue legislation could open the door to the merger of venture capital trusts. VCT experts are predicting that smaller trusts held in boutiques could be merged as firms look to cut the cost of running small trusts. It is the latest development in the VCT market following Chancellor Gordon Brown&#39s changes to the […]

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