Park Row has appointed John Butterfield as group marketing and communications director. He was a broker consultant with Standard Life.
Standard Life has rebutted suggestions that it spurned its Sigma platform after it chose Fidelity’s Funds-Network as an alternative platform for its Sipp.
FSA chairman Callum McCarthy has admitted that illiteracy and innumeracy of swathes of the population will hamper attempts to close the savings gap.
Fidelitys new sterling bond fund hopes to take advantage of asset allocation between government, corporate and high yield bonds to generate strong returns.Dealing in shares in the sterling bond fund begins on April 18. The fund will be managed by Ian Spreadbury, its launch price remaining fixed at 25p until noon on April 29, 2005.Early […]
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Welcome to the latest update for Allianz Technology Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Walter Price. Portfolio review The Trust’s NAV returned 4.3% , outperforming the Dow Jones World Technology Index return of 2.8%. In US dollar terms, the portfolio gained 4.8%. During the month, stock selection contributed to relative performance, and industry allocation […]
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Latest statistics show personal pensions, in particular, get a bad rap The recently published preliminary estimates from the Office for National Statistics’ Wealth and Assets Survey make for interesting reading with regards to how people view pension savings and how safe they are. The next round of this survey will be even more interesting in light […]
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