Howard Lake | 27 November 2000 | News 14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Awards for UpStarts About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Are you an upstart? An UpStart is a social entrepreneur and a new award has been announced for to develop these people. The UpStarts Awards offer a total of £50,000 to help social entrepreneurs with the right spirit, energy and attitude to get their projects off the ground. This is an opportunity for three passionate individuals to change their careers and their lives and the lives of others. The Awards will ‘buy’ them time and space to focus on their project.Entry is free and open to all permanent UK residents, and applications close in May 2001.Visit UpStarts. Advertisement
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NCUA Board Chairman Rodney Hood acknowledged the uncertainty around providing financial services to hemp farmers and processors, noting that the agency is consulting with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and other federal banking regulators on possible guidance.The NCUA was among five federal agencies to respond to a request from Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., for more information on banking hemp businesses.“I share your concern that hemp farmers and processors may lack access to the financial services system,” Hood said in response to Bennet’s request. “Full access to the system will better enable these farmers and processors across the country to make investments in their businesses and create jobs.”Since 2014, federal lawmakers have taken steps to deregulate hemp; while it comes from the same plant family as marijuana, it has a different chemical makeup and is primarily used for industrial purposes. The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the federal list of controlled substances and categorized it as an agricultural product.
It made clear that it would assess pension funds’ administration capabilities for flexibility, indicating that current IT systems were often outdated.Next year, DNB will complete an overview of outsourced administration in a survey that it started this year.The watchdog said it would also follow up on a survey of pension funds’ visions and strategies, in a move aimed at increasing their operational, organisational and board flexibility as well as resilience.As part of this, DNB is to monitor how pension funds implement strategies and how they anticipate vulnerabilities and risks.The regulator said it would also assess how asset managers prepared for the anticipated change from collectively managed pension assets to individually accrued pensions as well as the adoption of a greater variety of pension plans.DNB added that it would look into asset managers’ business models in a competitive market.In its outlook for the next four years, the watchdog also said it supported convergence of European pension fund supervision. This seems to be at odds with the new government’s intention to resist “new European infringements” on the local oversight of pensions.However, in the same paragraph, DNB said that it didn’t actually expect European harmonisation on pensions. Dutch supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) said it would assess whether pension funds and asset managers were ready for switching to a new pensions system.In documents published this week outlining its vision of future supervision, DNB emphasised that preparation was essential for a smooth transition, describing the planned reforms as “a significant change”.Dutch pension funds have previously been urged to get ready for system reforms only for the changes not to materialise.However, DNB said that, although the new system was not yet fully developed, “a transition seems to be unavoidable as the need for innovation is only increasing”.