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19% boost for for funds under management

Investment funds under management for June 2005 were up by 19 per cent on figures for June 2004 at a 298bn. Isa funds under management of 41bn also rose by 21 per cent.

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GAM appoints head of compliance from Deutsche

GAM has appointmed Scott Sullivan as group head of legal and compliance.Prior to joining GAM, Mr Sullivan spent five years within Deutsche Bank’s London legal department, where, most recently, he was responsible for the legal support of Deutsche Bank’s asset management, private wealth management and offshore businesses. Sullivan qualified as a barrister in England and […]

Daunting prospectus for fund firms

In these edgy times, while walking through the City of London, I am always amazed at the stoicism of the British people. Most of us are innately coded to carry on regardless. Those of us in the area of fund marketing have read a plethora of compliance documents recently. But a small, recently introduced paper […]

Swip opening its property fund to smaller investors

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership has reduced the minimum investment in its property unit trust from 100,000 to 5,000. Demand for commercial property investment continues to be strong. The move aims to open the fund to the wider retail market following its launch in November 2004. The Swip property trust has been marketed through Lloyds TSB’s […]

IPPR says retirement age should rise to 67

The state retirement age should rise to 67 but the public would not accept such a policy, says the Institute for Public Policy Research. The influential thinktank says this is the only way that the pensions system can rem-ain sustainable, given rising life expectancy, and believes the policy should be brought in between 2020 and […]

Lifetime ISAs – International Evidence

By Fiona Tait, Pensions Specialist Since the announcement in March, the Lifetime ISA (LISA) has attracted controversy. Heralded as a saviour for the self-employed and the young wanting to get on the housing ladder, the new LISA risks adding confusion for savers trying to fully understand the benefits of new workplace pension savings through auto-enrolment. To […]

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