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Britannic sets up second hedge fund

Britannic is launching its second hedge fund the Britannic world sector fund, to be managed by James Smith, using his market and sector allocation model.

The fund will use a long/short strategy. Normally there will be exposure to at least 20 long and 20 short regional sectors. The fund size at launch is 10.6m.

Smith intends to close the fund when it reaches 130m.


Forsyth launches specialist portfolios

Forsyth Partners has launched two specialist sector funds of funds targeting returns from global commodities and property.The Bermuda-domiciled funds of funds portfolios will be managed by Forsyth Partners chief investment officer Peter Toogood.Forsyth global property will have an income bias while global commodities will target capital growth. Both carry a 2 per cent annual management […]

Verity’s view

With both sides claiming victory over Legal & General’s ground-breaking challenge to the FSA concerning its 1.1m fine for endowment misselling, which side has really won?L&G’s victory dance convinced more members of the press than did the FSA’s equivalent.

Standard Life launches research booklet

Standard Life has launched a booklet aimed at explaining the advantages of using software or internet based research systems to adviser firms.The booklet, entitled Research Tools, is the third in a series of seven technology guides produced by the company.The guide covers specialist areas such as mortgages, pensions, investment and portals and includes comparison tables […]


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