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2 per cent offer on Gartmore funds

Gartmore is offering a 2 per cent discount off the initial charge for lump sum investments into its European selected opportunities and American growth funds.

The offer, which is also open to Pep and Isa transfers, will run from November 4 to December 31.

Gartmore head of UK retail Paul Feeney says: “With both funds retaining long established strong fund managers at the helm and excellent long term track records we are confident that the discount will prove to be an attractive proposition for investors.”


Anger at Lamensdorf as accounts are postponed

Lamensdorf IFA has been slammed by shareholders for refusing to call an EGM and postponing filing its accounts after its failed flotation and the aborted acquisition of Essential Mortgages earlier this summer.The firm has blamed stockmarket volatility for its failure to list on AIM.The deal to acquire Ess-ential Mortgages, which depended on a successful flotation, […]

Take the lead

Why is that the FSA pays so much heed to the Consumers&#39 Association and proposes some bizarre and unnecessary regulations?The latest folly to come out of Canary Wharf is the news reported by Money Marketing (October 10) that the FSA is proposing to ban mortgage brokers from cold-calling.The reason for this? Because life insurance salesmen […]

Demand for Teps on the increase

Traded endowment policy market maker Neville James is looking to buy unitised and unit-linked policies that have been running for less than 10 years. Neville Jams says its trading platform is currently experiencing a high demand from people wanting to buy policies of this type. It is offering IFAs £50 commission for each policy bought […]

Equity-release support deal for IFAs

Specialist equity release IFA Key Retirement Solutions is launching a support network for other IFAs with clients looking for advice on equity release products. It is targeting advisers looking to enter the market by either selling Key&#39s own equity release products or using its paid referral service. With this service IFAs refer their clients to […]


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