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BBLs and the second wave

Nick Levine considers the extension of the government’s SME lending scheme and considers what the fallout may be for lenders and businesses.

Technical news in brief

ICAEW's Audit and Assurance Faculty brings you the latest technical updates on developments in auditing and assurance, financial reporting and ethics.

What is Run-Off Insurance and do you need it?

There’s no great mystique to run-off insurance. The key to understanding this cover is getting to grips with the “claims made” nature of the protection.

Investment management

Lombard Odier launches $400m natural capital equity fund

A new fund to invest in companies that seek to harness the power of nature using 'circular bioeconomy' has been launched by the asset management firm Lombard Odier.

Target-date funds are too risky for savers

The author gives a criticism of target-date funds, believing that they are too aggressive with their equity allocations which can lead to panic in bear markets.

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LIBOR - what you need to know

The use of LIBOR as a reference rate in loan agreements or derivatives will no longer be allowed from 2021. We outline the things all businesses need to do now to prepare for the end of LIBOR.

Culture and purpose in financial services

Inspiring confidence

ICAEW's Inspiring Confidence campaign explores the issues affecting consumers and financial services providers in a rapidly changing world.

Banks, insurers and investment managers play vitally important roles within society, to encourage economic development and allow individuals and businesses to save, invest, insure and make payments. We must have confidence in them. Responsible providers, responsible consumers, better regulation and better information underpin this confidence.

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