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Credit Suisse dominates Cofunds&#39 Isa sales

Credit Suisse&#39s income fund was the top-seller on supermarket Cofunds this Isa season for the second year running.

From January 1 to April 5 the fund outsold Liontrust&#39s first income fund, which came second, Legal & General&#39s fixed interest fund in third and Old Mutual&#39s corporate bond fund in fourth.

Fidelity&#39s special situations fund, often the biggest selling fund on many platforms, came sixth. Eighty per cent of the top 20 were income seeking funds.


All quiet on savings and pensions front

One day, I will be on a Budget panel when there is a really momentous announcement affecting IFAs. But not this year. Not much about the savings ratio (when a Chancellor does not give one particular statistic in a budget almost wholly comprised of them, you can surmise that it is not improving: we didn&#39t […]

Living like a King

Apologies to Standard Life group actuarial director Bob King after the Diary&#39s cartoonist depicted him recentlyas a cigar-smoking, Champagne-swilling, caviar-eating executive asking for a handout from Aviva group chief executive Richard Harvey. Nothing could be further from the truth, says Bob. Apparently, the two top life company executives used to work together in Wellington, New […]

&#39Isa failure spells end of pricey mailshots&#39

The failure of this year&#39s Isa season will force fund firms to scrap expensive mailshots in favour of simple, point-of-sale marketing aids, says Credit Suisse Asset Management. Writing in this week&#39s Money Marketing, managing director Ian Chimes says fund managers must take drastic action to change the way they market funds to IFAs and their […]

Compulsive arguments for pension expansion

In December, the Government appointed Adair Turner to chair a pension commission that will review whether the voluntarist regime for UK private pensions and long-term savings is on track. This potentially paves the way for employer compulsion should the review conclude that the current voluntarist approach cannot be made to work. AT Kearney analysis indicates […]

'Feeling the Squeeze'

Royal London carried out a UK wide survey with 2,500 consumers age 35-44 over the summer. The survey found that over a third, 34 per cent, said their finances felt Squeezed and so were struggling to meet day-to-day expenses, despite 87 per cent being aware that they need to save more. However, the survey did […]


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