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Canada Life website link to Fidelity

Canada Life is adding links to three of Fidelity&#39s funds to include Canlife Fidelity Managed International Fund, Canlife Fidelity European Fund and Canlife Fidelity Wealthbuilder.

Customers investing a lump sum into Canada Life&#39s life and pensions products, including the Annuity Growth Account now have the choice of the above funds, 12 funds from Merrill Lynch, three from Scottish Value Management plus Canada Life&#39s.

Marketing manager wealth management Simon Little says: ” With a range of external fund links, investors can change fund managers without having to realise their investment and suffer the consequent potential tax and surrender charges.”


London&#39s West End calls for WELPUT

Benchmark Group and Schroder Property Investment Management have joined forces to offer the West End of London Property Unit Trust (WELPUT).Based in Jersey, the fund is a unit trust aimed at investors who consider property as a safe form of investment.WELPUT will take over the eight properties formerly owned by Benchmark. These include properties in […]

JPMF and Schroders eye index-linked arena

JP Morgan Fleming and Sch-roders are looking to launch into the guaranteed index-linked product market following the recent success of prov-iders such as NDF. Over the last 18 months alone, NDF has sold around £600m of its income & growth products while many traditional active fund managers have been struggling to sec-ure new business due […]

Government won&#39t expand FSA&#39s Equitable inquiry

The Government says it will not force the FSA to expand its investigation into Equitable Life to cover the period between closing to new business last December and last week when it announced it was slashing the value of its pensions.Despite opposition MPs efforts, the Treasury has resisted because it is concerned any expansion of […]

Saltr charges may be cut to attract smaller brands

The Pensions Protection Inv-estments Accreditation Board says it is considering introducing a lower charging bracket for Saltr accreditation in a bid to ensure that smaller brands chase the quality mark. The PPIAB, the independent body responsible for awarding life offices the Raising Standards quality mark, says it is considering lowering the bar on charges to […]

Stop the cold-calling

Royal London is pleased to support the petition calling for a ban on cold-calling for pension and investment products. The petition, launched by IFA Darren Cooke of Red Circle Financial Planning and hosted on the Parliamentary website, calls on the Government to ban cold-calling for pensions and investment products. A similar ban is already in force […]


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