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Abbey launches IFA publication

Abbey for Intermediaries has launched the first issue of Investment News, a bi-monthly publication for IFAs with features on the market.

The launch issue includes an article on structured products, looking at why guaranteed investments are so important to IFAs&#39 businesses in the context of falling unit trust and with-profits sales. It also includes an investment market report on what is happening in the global equity and bond markets, and a feature on the benefits of investing offshore.

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