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Williams for HSBC professional role

Piyali Williams has joined HSBC as head of professional business banking to lead the bank’s development of its specialist offering for solicitors, barristers and accountants.

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BDMs could be unsettled in securitisation crisis

Top business development managers at mortgage securitisation lenders will be “sitting targets” for balance-sheet lenders if the current market conditions continue, says John Charcol senior technical manager Ray Boulger.He warns that many securitisation lenders are increasing rates and changing criteria to deter business after the fallout from the US sub-prime crash and their business development […]

Aifa highlights gap between chartered and certified status

Aifa has criticised the retail distribution review for failing to recognise the gap in standards between certified financial planner and chartered financial planner status.The trade body’s second issue paper calls for closer examination of the credit systems for both qualifications.Aifa says to be a certified financial planner, candidates must belong to the Institute of Financial […]

First Actuarial wants transfer value rethink

First Actuarial has called for the Government to look again at its draft regulations on the calculation of transfer values from final-salary pension schemes.The firm says the proposal contained in the consultation to exclude employers from the process of calculating transfer values is inconsistent with the overall policy of getting trustees and employers to work […]

Two new S&P indices for US and Europe

Standard & Poor’s Index Services has launched two new indices composed of the top stock picks of S&P’s equity research analysts in America and Europe.The S&P US Stars index and the S&P Europe Stars index are designed to measure the performance of stocks within the S&P Composite 1500 and S&P Europe 350 given four-star or […]

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