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Commission your own work of art

Standard Life is offering advisers the chance to commission their own piece of art from a young artist. The firm is sponsoring Braveart 06, a showcase for Scottish student artists to be held in the Atlantis Gallery, Brick Lane, London from September 21-24. The winning entrant, chosen at random, will be given 1,500 to commission an artist of their choice from Braveart 06 to produce a piece of art for them. Works on display will include paintings, sculptures, photography and video installations. For your chance to win, simply answer the following question: What month in 2006 did Standard Life float on the London Stock Exchange?

Please send your answers to by September 18.


E-business up 70% on SkandiaWrap

SkandiaWrap saw a 70 per cent increase in adviser traffic in the first half of 2006 compared with the same period last year. Online fund switches were up by 104 per cent to to 42,000 while electronic policy valuations increased by 85 per cent to 8000,000. The number of USkan portfolio reports completed through the […]

Husselbee set to run refocused CiF fund

Neptune’s multi-manager subsidiary North Investment Partners, headed by John Husselbee, will embrace the full inv- estment flexibility of Ucits III if its proposed appointment to manage a restructured City Financial fund is accepted by the fund’s shareholders. City Financial will create the diversified absolute return fund by changing the name, objective and investment remit of […]

BM Solutions extends near-prime rage

BM Solutions has introduced a near-prime range for borrowers with up to £500 of county court judgments.Rates begin at 5.15 per cent and it adds a new category to BM’s range which also include bands for borrowers with £1,500 and £3,500 of CCJs.Products in the near prime 500 range include a tracker at base rate […]

Home of Choice system cuts out multiple log-ons

Home of Choice has been hailed for designing a system that cuts out the need for advi- sers to key in multiple log-ons to access sourcing engines. Home of Choice’s system, called Ignition, enables brokers to log on once and simultaneously access Trigold for mortgages, Assureweb for life and critical illness and Paymentshield for general […]


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