Thursday, March 7, 2002 Type: Unit trust Aim: Growth by investing in quote continental European securitiesexcluding the UK Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000, monthly £50 Investment split: France 23%, Germany 17%, UK 17%, Eire 12%,Sweden 9%, cash 7%, Spain 5%, Denmark 4%, others 3%,Switzerland 2%, Netherlands 1% Isa link: Yes Pep transfers: Yes Charges: Initial […]
Fidelity's FundsNetwork bec-ame the second fund supermarket to offer re-registration this week, enabling investors to transfer existing investments on to the platform without inc-urring any costs or taxes.The service, known as an in specie transfer, was first introduced by Cofunds in January. It is expected to be the catalyst for wider use by supermarkets as […]
By Rob Burnett, Neptune European Opportunities Fund
In recent months, investors have become more pessimistic about both the European and the US economic outlook and yet stockmarkets have pushed on to new highs. Some would argue that this is a worrying divergence. We would take the opposite view. This appears to be classic bull market behaviour. A wall of worry has been rebuilt, and stockmarket resilience should be taken as a sign of strength. The market is discounting an improving economic outlook ahead, particularly in the south of Europe.
Almary Green, the advice firm led by industry veteran Carl Lamb, is in sale talks with Smith and Pinching Financial Services, Money Marketing understands. One source tells Money Marketing Almary Green staff have visited the Smith and Pinching offices, and that there have been discussions around a merged firm being floated on AIM. The Norwich-based […]
A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services Locked out While WSJ correspondents were kept very busy at Money Marketing Interactive in Harrogate last week, there was still plenty of time spent in the bar with industry friends. So came about the story of Aegon director of new business, Martin […]
The FCA is analysing information from 40 firms about their adviser recruitment processes and what quality checks are in place on the advice they give. Earlier this year, Money Marketing revealed that the FCA sent letters to a sample of firms asking about training, competence and hiring records for staff. A Freedom of Information Act request […]