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Aberdeen launches monthly income plan

Aberdeen has launched a monthly high income plan which will invest in eight Aberdeen and Murray Johnstone closed-end funds.

The plan is targeted towards older investors looking for a higher income as well as capital appreciation. It estimated to offer net returns of 9 per cent a year plus capital growth potential.

The worldwide income plan will invest in international equities markets.

Aberdeen Investment Trusts marketing director Piers Currie says: “The plan offers the capital performance of potential of international equities coupled with the high yield characteristics of bonds.”


Class divide to open up after polarisation

The scrapping of polarisation under phase two of the FSA review could lead to a new class system for financial advice. Clerical Medical believes axing polarisation would lead to IFAs offering multi-tied advice to the masses while independent advice would become the preserve of high-net-worth clients. Clerical says a number of big IFAs are already […]

Warning on Isas linked to &#39exotic&#39 hedge funds

The FSA is warning consumers off investing in Isas linked to hedge funds, saying they should not assume a product is straightforward just because the provider&#39s name is familiar. The alert is posted on the FSA&#39s website, where it describes hedge funds, which it does not regulate, as “exotic financial products”. The FSA says: “Isas […]

&#39Older IFAs seek escape route from the industry&#39

Most IFAs over 55 would retire now if they could, according to research by Armstrong Neal Financial Solicitors. A survey of 100 IFAs carried out between February and March found that 86 per cent of respondents would leave the industry tomorrow given the chance. Three-quarters claim the regulatory burden is a major factor for them […]

GE Life links to EuroStoxx

GE Life has introduced a fourth version of its high income and growth plan that is also available as an individual savings account and for personal equity plan transfers.This offshore investment is linked to the EuroStoxx 50 index and offers annual income at 10.25 per cent over three years or a monthly option at 0.78 […]


DB transfer shouldn’t be all-or-nothing

By Steve Webb, director of policy In my recent discussions with advisers, a hot topic has been the growing number of people interested in transferring their defined benefit pension rights into a defined contribution pension scheme. With many pension schemes offering eye-watering transfer values, this is likely to be an area of increasing interest. Yet […]


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