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Blackrock – iShares Aaa – A Rated Corporate Bond Fund

Blackrock – iShares Aaa – A Rated Corporate Bond Fund

Type: Exchange traded fund

Aim: Growth by tracking the Barclays Capital U.S. Corporate Aaa – A Capped Index

Minimum investment: Negotiable with stockbroker

Investment split: 100% tracking the Barclays Capital U.S. Corporate Aaa – A Capped Index.

Place of registration: New York

Charges: Annual 0.15%

Commission: None

Tel: 0845 357 7000


Gross lending stable as Barclays profits hit £6bn

Barclays saw profits fall by 3 per cent last year to £5.9bn from £6.1bn in 2010. The bank’s bonus pool fell by 25 per cent to £2.15bn, with individual cash bonuses capped at £65,000. The investment banking division’s bonus pot fell by a third to £1.5bn. New gross mortgage lending rose from £16.9bn to £17.2bn, […]

Unwrapping charges

Much has been written about the need for advisers to move to clientagreed remuneration and adviser-charging. The impact of this move to fees will create many challenges for advisers and clients as costs become even more explicitly shown. In delivering these changes, the advice model for wrappers will also need to be revisited. Using tax […]

Geffen defends Neptune income fund

Robin Geffen has spoken out against the inclusion of the Neptune income fundin Principal Investment Management’s “grey list” study of UK equity income funds. The managing director and chief executive officer of Neptune, and manager of the Neptune income fund, defended the fund’s performance. In the latest UK equity income study of funds, known as […]

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Global benefits predictions for 2015 from Jelf International

According to Doug Rice, managing director of international services, in 2015, managing their international duty of care will become an increasing focus for UK-based overseas organisations in both managing their short- and longer-term challenges. As a result, strong independent advice and innovative technological solutions will become more important than ever in managing their global benefits.


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