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UK Financial Services, regulations and ethics Demo

1.4 Structure of the UK financial services environment - financial institutions and markets

In this section, we consider some of the main markets and institutions that operate within the financial services industry and the products and services they provide.

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...rland.
These facilitate the trading...

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...astest growing in the world.
These...

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...rket.
These facilitate the trading of different currencies and are the largest of all financial...

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...quoted by a bank for the exchange of one currency for another in some agreed future date.
Derivatives markets trade a range of comp...

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...tes the OTC derivatives market worldwide.
Fund management is the investment manag...

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...ities and local government authorities.
Insurance markets specialise in the management of risk.

The EU and US are t...

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...uo;s name will receive a share of the profits (after administrative expenses).
These institutions core activitie...

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...cts and services in recent years.
In addition to retail banks, most countries have savings institutions that started off by sp...

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...ldquo;demutualisation”. This involved the organisations floating on the stock markets.
Insurance companies provide the solution to the management of many conventional r...

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...anies are now heavily involved in savings, investment and pension based products.
These are one of the main methods in assisting most individuals and institutions to make retirement provision.

A v...

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...ributed to the scheme by either employee or employer (or both) and how funds have performed during scheme membership.
Stockbrokers arrange stock market trades on behalf of their clients.

They may advise customers prior to carrying out ...

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...ganisations such as banks.

They make their profits usually by charging a fee relative to the size of the transaction.

Private banks provide a wide range of servi...

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...assets under management at the end of 2004.
These are professionals who offer advice on a range of financial planning matters to their customers.

Some recommend products from across the whole of the market whilst other...

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... structures based on the level of service they provide as they no longer receive commission from product providers.  These charges must be disclosed to the client up-front.
Various s...

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...inations.

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