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Dresdner creates niche

Summing up, Elms says: “It is probably too low-key for mass appeal. It should be aimed at experienced investors looking for small funds to augment their pooled investment portfolios.”

Laymond adds: “This product is highly specialised and is worthy of consideration for IFAs handling offshore clients. But it is unlikely to be attractive to to the average UK IFA handling their typical clients.”



Decision trees branch out

I usually hate the early morning alarm call on a dark, wet and windy Monday. A warm bed seems so much more enticing than thoughts of the long, unpredictable week ahead. Meetings, writing content for m-link, phone calls, lunches, email, more meetings- it must be time for a holiday. But, this week would be very […]

A new review in the making

The pension review has been a painful experience for all involved in financial services. It has led to advisers looking toward a more professional and specialised future. You will be aware that 2001 will see N2, the FSA and stakeholder come into being. The irony is that one of the biggest changes to family law […]

Improving access for customers

Legal & General is re-vamping its website to help users contact its cu stomer care team more easily. Customers can access the new online help service either at the website&#39s help and advice section or at the start of the online pension application section to reach L&G customer services staff. Through a separate window customers […]

Regulation may fail to put house

Concrete proposals for mortgage regulation have been a long time coming so the recent announcements from the Treasury and FSA should be welcomed by the new breed of consumer-friendly mortgage lenders. The Government&#39s commitment to protect consumers from abuse in the mortgage market seems genuine but there is no reason for complacency. Now is a […]


Five ways to make your employee focus group session a success

by Debra Corey, group reward director  You just planned and booked what you thought was the perfect vacation for you and your family. You call everyone together to share the great news and instead of receiving sounds of glee and delight, you receive groans and complaints.Your youngest says: “I hate beaches, didn’t you know that?” (You think to […]


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