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Money Marketing readers are being offered the chance to win the car of their dreams for a weekend by taking part in our latest salary and benefits survey.

The survey, which is run in conjunction with Hays Financial Services, will cover IFAs and other financial services businesses, looking at salaries, additional benefits, job satisfaction and career aspirations.

Money Marketing has split the survey into two sections, with one geared towards employers and the other for employees.

The employer section will also look at recruitment criteria and issues, including recruiting graduates.

All respondents who answer the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win a weekend when the lucky winner can enjoy cruising around in the car of their dreams.


Aegon sets up cautious ethical and small-cap UK opps funds

Aegon Asset Management is offering the UK’s first ethical cautious managed fund.It is one of three new veh-icles being launched by the firm with the other two being a UK cautious managed fund and a concentrated UK opportunities portfolio.The ethical cautious managed fund, run by Audrey Ryan and Iain Buckle, will adopt the same criteria […]

PI crisis for street-trader chasers

Claim-chasers will struggle to obtain PI cover as specialist underwriters see them as “opportunistic street traders” that are damaging their IFA clients, says a leading PI broker.Last week, the Department for Constitutional Affairs published a consultation paper on the need for PI cover for claim management firms.From January 2008, authorised claim-chaser businesses will need cover […]

AMI warns mortgage brokers of imminent TCF deadline

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has issued a reminder to mortgage intermediary firms that there is just a month to go until the FSA’s TCF implementation deadline.The deadline was issued in last summer’s FSA publication ‘Treating Customers Fairly – towards fair outcomes for consumers’. In it, the FSA said that by 31 March 2007 it […]

Group dynamics

James Salmon says Clerical Medical’s decision to quit group pensions indicates the difficulties of operating in a competitive market where squeezed margins, uncertain profitability and the launch of personal accounts cast a shadow over future business.

Identifying best-in-class UK stocks — Mark Martin, Neptune UK Opportunities Fund

FE Alpha Manager Mark Martin assumed management of the multi-cap UK Opportunities Fund at the beginning of February. As manager of the highly regarded UK Mid Cap Fund, Martin has begun restructuring the new portfolio to focus on our very best UK stock ideas from across the FTSE All-Share Index. In this video, update Martin addresses:

– Themes informing the UK Opportunities Fund
– The multi-cap structure of the fund
– UK equity valuations


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