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Bristol & West – Guaranteed Equity Bond

Wednesday, 5 June 2002

Type: Guaranteed equity bond

Aim: Growth linked to FTSE 100, Eurostoxx 50, Nikkei 225 indices

Minimum-maximum investment: £2,500-£1m

Term: Five years

Guarantee: Original capital returned in full at end of term

Return: Up to 70% of growth in indices

Closing date: July 31, 2002

Commission: Initial 3.5%

Tel: 0845 1110118


Kempster leaving in major Pru reshuffle

Prudential director of intermediaries Tony Kempster and European managing director Chris Evans have been replaced in a major reshuffle at board level.Kempster, the former DBS chief executive who had been with the Pru for less than a year, and Evans, who had served for 19 years, will be replaced by former Norwich Union managing director […]

Irish Life International – Secured Growth Bond 8 – Protected Plus A

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Pension firms struggling with divorce transfers

IFAs are struggling to find pension providers fully equipped to accept pension transfer business arising from divorce.Since December 2000, pension funds can be split on divorce and given to an ex-spouse in the form of a pension credit which can be placed theoretically elsewhere with another provider.But IFAs say many pension companies are unable to […]

Only 21% of companies have keyperson cover

A staggering 79 per cent of UK businesses risk financial ruin because of lack of insurance, according to research by Legal & General.Its business intentions research into levels of awareness and take-up of business protection among decision-makers, such as owners, managers and directors, found that every company has at least one person vital to the […]

Global income: preparing for a rate rise…

In the five years since we launched the Artemis Global Income Fund, its manager Jacob de Tusch-Lec has built a distinctive portfolio that is first among its peers. Here he explains why his “quality, cyclical and value yield” stocks, and flexible approach, leave the fund better placed to benefit from uncertainty than funds that depend […]


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