9 November 2005
A wave of M&A activity brought the market back from the dead on October 31, says Matt Davis
ABN Amro Asset ManagementIndia Equity Fund
Threadneedle InvestmentsAbsolute Return Bond Fund
Assetz For InvestorsAssetz Property Sipp
Aim of the year-long experiment is to show effect of financial education
James Salmon considers the fallout as Barclays quit Aifa
Liverpool Victoria has brought out a unit-linked bond which provides access to three unitised with-profit fund links.
Cazenove Capital Management is aiming for a comeback in the retail fund of funds market with a 1 per cent annual management charge on its multi-manager fund range.
Nicola York finds that IFAs believe the endowment compensation saga still has a long way to go as the ambulance-chasers sound the alarm bells
Collins Stewart Fund ManagementContinental Europe Focus Fund
Collins Stewart Fund ManagementUK Growth Fund
This week by Daily Mail personal finance journalist Justin Harper
Andrea Tryphonides on why many believe the FSA has got its sums wrong on the cost of mortgage regulation
Scottish Life group head of communications Alasdair Buchanan says snapshot surveys of the pension crisis may give a widely varying picture but short-term solutions such as selling the family silver must not obscure the fact that fundamental changes are needed
With few fund managers staying in the saddle for more than four years, our panel consider whether the merry-go-round will ever stop
Collins Stewart has teamed up with Walker Crips Weddle Beck to bring out the Collins Stewart UK growth fund.
Venture capital manager Elderstreet is raising up to 1.41m for the Elderstreet venture capital trust through a 10 per cent top-up issue.
In the three weeks since Leigh Harrison quit as manager of Credit Suisse Asset Management's UK equity income funds to join Threadneedle, CSAM sales director Mark Thomas and newly appointed manager of the three portfolios, Errol Francis, have been busy taking their new message to investors.
The view that industry bodies are ineffective in "fighting" the regulator is sometimes expressed in the industry.
Under normal circumstances, it is only a very plucky journalist - or a completely mad one - who takes public issue with something his editor has written about only a week earlier. Happily, Money Marketing is, as we all know, a bastion of tolerance and freedom of expression.
Framlington has estbalished the Framlington Aim VCT 2, a venture capital trust aiming for growth by investing mainly in the Aim market.
EU in ultimatum to 10 countries snubbing the directive which has cost British IFAs millions
Friends ProvidentFriends Provident Isa
Friends Provident InternationalPremier Ultra
'We are concerned about the fragmentation of advice. There is a whole series of questions'
Regulator says it wants to rule over the Sipp structure but not the range of products within
Passive and index-tracking funds can pose major problems for investors
Alliance & LeicesterTwo Year Fixed Rate Feesaver
Appointment of Blairite Hutton 'could open the way for citizen's pension'
Disclosure could over time force more fund firms to review their charges
While not wishing to gain a reputation as a killjoy, it strikes me as dangerous that the stockmarket greets every new takeover bid with euphoria. I admit last week was somewhat exceptional.
JO Hambro Capital ManagementJOHCM American Growth Fund
If politicians cannot find a consensus on pensions, then the industry must show the way
How has the recent Judge case impacted on IHT planning using the private residence?
Only clairvoyants can predict the housing market and the stockmarket
One of the fund management groups I really admire is Jupiter. It has been successful in nearly every area, except Japan.
Leeds Building SocietyLifetime Tracker Euro Mortgage
Critical-illness insurance providers are coming under increasing pressure to release claim data, says Nicola York
Matrix Money ManagementIncome & Growth VCT
Morgan Stanley FTSE Simple Growth Plan
Mortgage 2000Norwich & Peterborough Five Year Fixed 4.79%
When the base rate and swap rates are not moving, life can get pretty dull for your average broker. Lack of movement in rates usually results in a lack of movement among clients. They sit tight as there is nothing to focus them on remortgaging or buying their first home if they have not yet stepped on the housing ladder.
20 years ago, mutual offices took over half of new business but this is set to plummet to just 4.5% by next summer
Newton has brought out the Newton Asian income fund, an Oeic which has an initial target income yield of 4-4.3 per cent and also offers the potential for capital growth.
Planning for his retirement brought the host of television's They Think It's All Over down to Earth, when he was so impressed by the mortgage advisory firm that he joined it as sales and marketing director, says Andrea Tryphonides.
Northern RockBuy-To-Let Flexi Tracker For Life
NvestaMomentum Tracker Plan 2
Key Retirement Solutions business development director Dean Mirfin says advisers have a duty to consider home reversions as well as lifetime mortgages for equity-release clients
Core Growth Capital is aiming to raise up to 15m each for its Core VCT II and Core VCT III
Pink Home LoansGMAC RFC Three Year Fixed Rate Buy-To-Let
Portman Building SocietyFive Year Fixed Rate
How can investors harness the winds that have been blowing savagely across the US markets this year?
Smith & Williamson will be marketing its Nucleus American trust, Nucleus global investment fund and Nucleus fixed-interest trust to a wider investment base, including fund of fund managers, from the new year
Transfer analysis shows that investors face massive losses in calls on Pension Protection Fund
Sonia Speedy starts off a series on pensions around the world with a look at her native New Zealand
Skandia Investment ManagementProtected Portfolio Investment
Skandia Investment ManagementSkandia Global Property Securities (La Salle) Fund
Pension sharing is intended to help divorcing partners make a clean break but may not be the right option in all cases
Standard Life InvestmentsSelect Property Fund
Recent statements that Origo has decided not to enter the mortgage standards market sound to me like a victory for common sense over ambition. It has already been identified by several mortgage players that significant volumes of new applications are already submitted electronically.
Hargreaves Lansdown managing director Peter Hargreaves on why we must learn a lesson from the motor industry
Some ominous clouds are gathering over foreign property holdings in Sipps
Demand for corporate bonds is so strong that companies are able to favour the stock holders over bond holders at present, says DWS UK corporate bond fund and corporate bond plus fund manager Anthony Fletcher.
In his second article on depolarisation, The Strategy Works managing director Michael Herson considers why it costs too much to give advice and the ticking timebomb that is the aging adviser population
The revolving door at the Department of Work and Pensions is still in working order. We have had the following at the DWP since Labour came to power - Harriet Harman, Jeff Rooker, Alasdair Darling, Alan Johnson, David Blunkett and now John Hutton.
Schroders and Jupiter fund managers in Fidelity row on 'overvalued' asset class
Winterthur LifeSection 32 Plan