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Clerical widens pension access to funds

Clerical Medical’s stakeholder pensions will now be able to access its full range of 22 funds.

When launched only seven core funds were available but now the fund range includes property, cash, non-equity managed, European and UK smaller companies amongst others.

It is also making Futureproof Contribution Protection Policy, its waiver of premium policy, available across its stakeholder and personal pension range.


Sarasin&#39s in good health

Sarasin has introduced the Sarasin global health fund, an Oeic that aims to produce capital growth by investing in global healthcare and medical developments.The fund will look at three sectors: pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical technology. It will select stocks within these areas according to themes, such as the technological innovation and the prevention and cure […]

Taking a punt: Cambridge is one of the venues for last-minute Isa investors

Fund managers Aberdeen Asset Management, ABN Amro, Invesco Perpetual and Schroders are joining forces to make sure IFAs do not miss this year&#39s Isa tax allowance deadline for their clients.The group of fund managers will be manning a number of drop-off points across the country on April 5 for IFAs to get last minute Isa […]

Treasury clears up loan confusion

The Treasury has moved to clarify industry confusion over whether life offices&#39 tied sales forces and other appointed representatives will be able to advice on other lenders&#39 mortgages under future regulation. Its Regulating Mortgages consultation document states an “authorised independent mortgage intermediary…could not continue to be an appointed representative for other activities”. The Treasury has […]

Time someone put FSA right

I read with interest the polarisation Q&A article in Money Marketing.One statement of Mr Severn&#39s highlighted to me the main problem we have as IFAs.He was reported to have used the phrase: “When an IFA sells a packaged prod-uct…” Doesn&#39t he know that IFAs don&#39t or should not sell products? I am an IFA and […]


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