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&#39Property not about to subside&#39

Property is still a good bet for investors despite doom and gloom

predictions, claim experts.

While some of the biggest lenders believe the property market has peaked,

some pundits still see rental and commercial property as a sure way of

giving returns of over 7 per cent.

Last month&#39s Nationwide house price index suggested price rises are

unsustainable and the market must slow.

Annuity Bureau director Ronnie Lymburn says: “I still think, with its

combination of capital growth and rental yield, you are better off looking

at commercial and residential rental property than some other asset


Investment manager for Liberty International Asset Management&#39s portfolio

property fund Robin White says: “The imbalance between supply and demand

has been sustained because of the lack of properties being built, even with

investment banks releasing some properties. Yields still stand at around 7

per cent.”


JP Morgan Fleming plans October launch for guaranteed fund of funds

JP Morgan Fleming has confirmed it is introducing a guaranteedfund-of-funds product in October, investing in a selection of its own funds. The product, revealed in Money Marketing last month, will aim to achievegrowth over five years while providing a 100 per cent capital guarantee. The closed-end fund will invest in a basket of JPMF funds, […]

IFAs warned as Welsh reveal LTC proposals

IFAs must be wary when advising clients on their long-term care insuranceneeds because of the differences in funding plans in the UK, providers havewarned. The warning comes after the Welsh Assembly said it plans to join Scotlandand Northern Ireland in splitting from Westminster over funding for care. The Welsh plans, which will not come into […]

Investment fund sales boost for New Star

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Standard Health triple PMI push for staff benefits

Standard Life Healthcare is launching three private medical insuranceinitiatives. It is maintaining its PMI rates for group business for six months untilFebruary 2002 and is extending excesses on its corporate schemes to includea £250 excess which also gives a 30 per cent discount off rates. Thisis in addition to the current £100 excess level. The […]

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Guide: Johnson Fleming’s managed auto-enrolment service for SMEs

Johnson Fleming has launched its new managed auto-enrolment service, designed to support SME businesses of up to 250 employees. The managed auto-enrolment service is not just about providing businesses with a software system for them to manage themselves, but more about outsourcing the administration of the project and scheme to Johnson Fleming’s auto-enrolment staff.


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