Jupiter is offering enhanced commission on 26 of its funds. Advisers can earn up to 4.25 per cent on all lump-sum investments and transfers into a selection of the group’s income, growth and fund of fund options.
Clerical Medical is offering new investment bond customers an extra 1% allocation if applications are made online.
One reality TV programme that may rise above the standard of trailer trash is a new series starting on Sky called Hard Sell. This will follow an as yet unnamed high-profile sales Svengali as he tries to identify cures for underperforming salesforces. Sound familiar?
Women are continuing to turn their backs on pensions, according to new research from Investec Private Bank.
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AlphaSimplex Group believes that the most robust investment products are those that adapt to changing market conditions. Alex Healey, portfolio manager of the ASG Managed Futures Fund, talks about how holding “long” and “short” positions in alternative investments, to match market trends, can create opportunities in both up and down markets.
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