In a ruling handed down by the High Court (Smith v Portswood House Ltd (Formerly Brazier and Sons)) an employer has successfully defended a mesothelioma claim arising from exposure from cutting asbestos in a factory during the 1970s.
Unity Trust Bank has unveiled its 2015 social impact report.
If a car blocks your home’s driveway, what action can you take? Experts from DAS Law take a look.
Axco has launched ‘Insight EB’, a tool which provides information to human resources directors and employee benefit managers working for multinational companies.
Unity Trust Bank has joined the Banking Standards Board (BSB).
SIX Payment Services Austria has announced a new management team.
The New Model Business Academy (NMBA) has announced a series of Business Evolution Forums to run in ten venues throughout May and June.
Leading legal business DWF is to acquire niche law firm Fox Hartley to strengthen its insurance, litigation and product liability capability, enhance its sector expertise and help secure new domestic and international insurer clients.
Six candidates will contest four vacancies on the LMA board
Cyberport has partnered with SIX Payment Services to implement its omnichannel strategy.
Global equities fall on weak US economic data while deflation returnsAnchor to Japan and the eurozone
Edward Bonham-Carter, vice chairman of Jupiter Asset management, has admitted that many funds charge high fees for active management but simply track and index. His comments will intensify pressure on regulators to take action against closet-tracking funds.
Global stockmarkets struggled to make progress amid mixed first-quarter US company earnings.
The European Commission is to launch a consultation in May into the main barriers to fund groups selling products across borders, following complaints from fund managers.
Better economic news from China boosted stockmarkets, especially those in the Far East.
Paul Wilcox, chairman of Way Investment Services, explains that offshore funds such as Blairmore Holdings are not an attempt to avoid tax, but a natural response to being hampered by heavy UK regulation – British investors were liable to pay income tax on dividends and capital gains tax on profits when shares were sold.
In a week characterised by the breakdown of several key M&A deals, global stockmarkets lost ground. Bonds, meanwhile, rallied.
In the currency markets, the Japanese yen rose to its highest level against the US dollar in 18 months.
The FCA’s thematic review of 23 funds, titled “Meeting Investors”, found several closet trackers and soft closed funds with unclear product descriptions and inadequate governance, although most UK funds were operated in line with investors’ expectations.
Adam Shaw, Account Manager at FWD, looks at David Cameron's nightmare week.
Falling oil prices led to renewed weakness in global stockmarkets which tended to end the quarter with losses. In contrast, bonds posted positive returns over the first three months of 2016.