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The hearing opened in December. Arguments on behalf of names in Canada will be heard on Monday. Judgment is expected towards the end of the month.
A separate case alleging fraud in the insurance market is due to open in he High Court this month. Some names will receive two cheques, making it difficult to tell how many people have received payment so far.
Lioncoverthe company set up to handle claims from the PCW scandal of the Eighties, has still not been transferred into the rescue vehicle, Equitas. But the situation is symptomatic. Legal battles continue in the US, where Names investors are making progress in their claim to sue in US courts instead of in Britain.
There is continuing uncertainty over the exact size of final settlement payments due from names. Information collected during six inquiries has been passed to police around the country for possible action against the firms and individuals involved.
Gittings is a former director of surveillance at the Securities and Futures Authority, the main regulatory body for share dealing and future trading. When he arrived 36 were already in progress and have yet to be completed.
New rules to protect names and corporate members are planned under the offensive, which will see a market expansion of disciplinary and enforcement teams.
The drive is underpinned by the appointment of a new head of regulatory proceedings, Noel Lawson, who was director of supervision at the London Commodity Exchange. Monitoring of individual transactions will be introduced. A consultative document will look at the need for trust accounts for client money and will consider whether conduct of business rules are desirable on matters such as best execution.
Sir Alan said the government is likely to have a similar view. The regulatory report for last year, published yesterday, said: But it may be years before the new regime gets through parliament. More than 2, people working in the market were vetted.
Of these, 45 were either rejected or withdrew. Some deals may have been on the back of insider information.
However, it has to avoid breaking EU regulations against anti-competitive behaviour. It is also looking for a computer system that will continuously monitor every transaction in the market. We cannot say with certainty when is will happen. Now the insurance market is again coming under threat after a landmark victory by rebel Names.
The Southern district court of New York has ruled that all Names who wrote business in the US can join a class action against Citibank. The cash is held in the US to guarantee pay-outs to American policyholders.
Many Names initially accepted the offer, but reserved their legal rights.Underwriting profits globally are likely to improve in , assuming average natural catastrophe losses, as rates reacted after US and Latin America natural catastrophe losses, Swiss Re chief economist Jerome Haegeli said in the BestWeek Asia-Pacific edition.
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