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Capel Cure Sharp rebrands as Gerrard

Capel Cure Sharp Fund Managers is changing its name to Gerrard Investment Funds as parent of both Old Mutual continues the merger of the two brands.

The name change will take effect from February 26, 2000, and will see all Capel Cure Sharp unit trusts rebranded as Gerrard unit trusts.

CCSFM director of investment fund development Barry Russell says: “The name change is an important step for us although we wish private clients and IFAs to recognise that our investment philosophy and fund management team remain unchanged.”


LE author attacks&#39flawed&#39 Catmarks

One of the authors of the controversial London Economics polarisation report has slammed Catmarked products, claiming they are seriously flawed. Economic consultancy Charles River Associates principal Tim Wilsdon, formerly of the now defunct consultancy London Economics, makes his comments in a column in this week&#39s Money Marketing. He says there are three reasons why the […]

Scarborough makes tracks

Scarborough Building Society has introduced the flexible base rate tracker plus moneyback mortgage, which gives borrowers a £275 cashback.The interest rate is 1.10 per cent above the base rate and is guaranteed not to exceed this during the mortgage term. Following the Bank of England&#39s 0.25 per cent cut in the base rate to 5.75 […]

Etrade and Cofunds in super talks

Online stockbroker Etrade is in advanced discussions with Cofunds to launch a new direct fund supermarket. The US stockbroker, which launched in the UK in 1998, is in talks with UK fund providers over distributing their funds through the new site. It wants to use Cofunds as its back office. Cofunds chief operating officer Ruth […]

Sofa so good for campaign

Sofa is promoting its Find an Adviser online search facility for consumers with its first national advertising campaign. It will be running ads in the national press over the next 12 months. The campaign also aims to explain to consumers how Find an Adviser differs from other search facilities for IFAs, such as those from […]

US equities: opportunities for short sellers expand

Optimism is as American as baseball and apple pie. And since the financial crisis, being optimistic about US equities has paid off: they have outperformed every other major developed market by a comfortable margin. Yet while there remain plenty of good reasons to be optimistic about US equities, Stephen Moore, manager of the Artemis US […]


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