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Archive for October, 2015

Davies report says no more all-male boards on FTSE 100

October 30, 2015

UK top companies have reached a “major milestone” in increasing the number of women in their boardrooms, but more needs to be done, a report says. There are no more all male board in FTSE 100 companies says the report’s author, former trade minister Lord Davies. FTSE 100 firms met a voluntary target of 25% […]


RBS profits rise on Citizens sale

Royal Bank of Scotland Group said third-quarter net profit rose to £952m from £896m after it booked a £1.1bn gain from its sale of US bank Citizens. RBS, which was was bailed out by the UK government in 2008 and is currently 73% owned by the state, said restructuring costs soared to £847m. Revenues slipped […]


This week’s new roles

October 28, 2015

Here are this week’s roles (please quote the VR reference when applying for each role):   Senior Paraplanner – 6 month contract, £35-40k (Liverpool) VR/02647 The role involves reviewing complex case files for HNW clients in an investment and pensions environment. The candidate will be be QCF Level 4 in Financial Planning and have robust […]


ECB set to ‘re-examine’ stimulus policy at next meeting

October 23, 2015

The European Central Bank (ECB) says it will “re-examine” its €1.1 trillion quantitative easing (QE) stimulus programme at its December meeting. It has embarked on a scheme of bond purchases at €60bn per month designed to bring eurozone inflation back up. But consumer prices fell by 0.1% in the euro area in September, prompting speculation […]


TalkTalk cyber-attack: Boss ‘receives ransom email’

The head of TalkTalk says she has had an email demanding a ransom from a group purporting to be behind the cyber-attack suffered by the company. Chief executive Dido Harding said she did not know whether the ransom email was genuine. The phone and broadband provider said personal and banking details of up to four […]


This week’s new roles

October 21, 2015

Here are this week’s roles (please quote the VR reference when applying for each role):   Senior Front Office Systems Support, £70-80k (London) VR/02639 The role involves providing a technical, business mind to support the trade life cycle, implement and develop business processes, and maintain systems in place. The candidate will have an in-depth knowledge […]


Lloyd’s of London chief tops LGBT executive power list

October 20, 2015

Inga Beale, the Lloyd’s of London chief executive, has topped an annual power list of the top 100 LGBT executives. It is the first time a woman, and a bisexual, has been placed at the top of the list, compiled by networking group OUTstanding and the Financial Times. Alan Joyce, chief executive of Qantas, is […]


This week’s new roles

October 15, 2015

Here are this week’s roles (please quote the VR reference when applying for each role):   Paraplanner, £35-40k (Bristol) VR/02642 The role will involve providing technical guidance, gathering research and writing suitability reports. The individual will be Diploma qualified with a pensions related module (G60/AF3) and have strong report writing skills.


UK unemployment rate falls to seven-year low of 5.4%

October 14, 2015

The UK unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low of 5.4% in the three months to August, figures have shown. It was the lowest jobless rate since the second quarter of 2008, the Office for National Statistics said. The number of people out of work was 1.77 million between June and August, down 79,000 from […]


‘Bond King’ Bill Gross sues Pimco for $200m

October 9, 2015

Bill Gross, Wall Street’s “Bond King”, is suing Pimco for $200m (£130m) after resigning as head of the bond fund last year. He claimed colleagues forced him out so they could get his share of the $1.3bn bonus pool. Mr Gross said the Pimco bosses were “driven by a lust for power, greed, and a […]


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