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Britannic launches new Argonaut fund

Britannic Asset Management has launched the Britannic Argonaut European income fund, the second fund to be managed by Argonaut Capital.
The new fund, managed by Oliver Russ, will have the same investment approach as the European alpha fund. It is looking to provide income in excess of the yield available from the MSCI Europe ex-UK index, investing in a portfolio of 30 to 50 stocks.
Britannic Asset Management sales and marketing director Jonathan Polin says: The introduction of another concentrated, high conviction portfolio is clear evidence of our development as a multi-specialist asset management company.
It is an exciting proposition as this fund gives investors yet further opportunity to further diversify their portfolio from both a European equity and equity income perspective.


Sprung taking over as Park Row’s chief with aim to double advisers

Peter Sprung has taken the helm at Park Row and is pledging to more than double the firm’s number of advisers within the next three years. He has been promoted to chief executive following the move to combine Park Row’s adviser division with parent company’s Royal Liver’s salesforce to create Park Row, A Royal Liver […]

SWIP tells investors to broaden their horizons

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership is urging institutional investors to look outside their national borders and diversify their portfolios Europe-wide. According to SWIPs research on European real estate, many investors are too domestically focussed, with international real estate holdings representing only a small percentage of portfolios.In sector allocation, SWIP recommends an overweight position in the European […]

Strong showing is foiled by growing pension liabilities

The pension deficit faced by Britain’s biggest 350 listed companies rose by 24 per cent to 93bn in 2005 despite strong returns from equity markets. Mercer Human Resource Consulting research found that FTSE 350 pension asset values rose by around 60bn to 422bn but liabilities grew at a similar rate. The average UK pension fund […]

Pru slashes lifetime mortgage rates

Pru has slashed the interest rate on its flexible lifetime mortgage product offered through intermediaries It comes down from 6.45 per cent to 6.02 per cent. Pru has also declared that advisors will be paid an additional 450 on top of their commission, even if the customer only draws down the minimum amount.Pru claims that […]

Mothers missing out on millions

By Steve Webb, director of policy and external communications The ninth Royal London Policy Paper discusses how thousands of mothers are missing out on state pension rights when they don’t have to Earlier this month we published the ninth Royal London Policy Paper, entitled ‘Mothers Missing out on Millions’. It focuses on the thousands of mothers […]


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