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Baring appoints new fund manager

Baring Asset Management is appointing Andrew Neville as a fund manager in its UK equity team, specialising in smaller companies.

With Suzannah Lloyd, Neville will co-manage the retail and institutional small cap funds.

Neville joins Baring from AIB Govett Asset Management where he co-managed the Govett UK Smaller Company Fund for a year.

Baring UK equity team head Richard Buxton says: “Andrew&#39s experience in smaller companies will be a valuable addition to our UK team, which now numbers 14 investment professionals.”


Gartmore takes share of Inter-Alliance

Investment house Gartmore has taken a 12.11 per cent shareholding in IFA group Inter-Alliance through 21 of its funds. The investment represents the aggregation of 21 funds managed by Gartmore and its subsidiary Fenplace. Gartmore says it sees Inter-Alliance as an attractive investment because of its use of technology to improve productivity, its commitment to […]

Investors put off by lack of VCT data

Inadequate information about venture capital trusts could be stunting the market&#39s growth, according to a survey of IFAs by Singer & Friedlander Investment Management. More than 56 per cent of IFAs interviewed said clients had not invested in VCTs due to a lack of performance data. But the poll also showed that IFAs play a […]

ScotMut cuts bonuses on unitised WP

Scottish Mutual has reduced the annual bonus rate on unitised with-profits pensions to 6 per cent from 6.75 per cent last year. The unitised with-profits life annual bonus rate is cut to 5.25 per cent from 6 per cent. Reversionary bonuses on traditional with-profits life policies remain at 2 per cent on the basic benefit […]

Legal & General – Protection Choices

Thursday, 15th March 2001.Type: Cafeteria style protection plan covering critical illness cover, accident sickness and unemployment cover and term assurance.CRITICAL ILLNESSMinimum premium: £10 a month.Maximum cover: None.Illnesses covered: Alzheimer&#39s disease before age 65, angioplasty, aorta graft surgery, benign brain tumour, blindness, cancer, coma, coronary artery by-pass surgery, deafness, heart attack, heart valve replacement or repair, […]

Embrace simplicity!

By Fiona Holmes, proposition communications manager When I first took out critical illness cover, I was overwhelmed. It wasn’t just the form filling, it was finding out about the sheer number of illnesses I was covered for. Did it give me peace of mind that I was covered for neuromyelitis optica or systematic lupus erythematosus? […]


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