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Equitable appoints new finance director

Equitable Life has appointed Nigel Brinn as its new finance and investments director. He was chief executive of Homeowner Friendly Society and managing director of RAC Financial Services.

His appointment follows the resignation of Charles Bellringer in November, who left with a substantial payout.


Europe to get boost from US package

The European market will continue to be volatile this year but there will be room for real improvement, according to Govett Investments. The firm says the EU economy will remain reliant on US developments and the recent package of tax breaks in the US will trickle down to have an impact on European markets. Govett […]

Worst year for pension funds since 1974

The value of company pension funds fell by 14 per cent in 2002, the worst single year&#39s fall since 1974, according to a survey of two thirds of occupational schemes by WM Company, a division of Deutsche Bank. The value of pension scheme funds has now fallen by 24.6 per cent over the last three […]

Leggmason Investments – US Equity Fund

Monday, 13 January 2003 Type: Unit trust Aim: Growth by investing in US equities Minimum investment: Lump sum £3,000, monthly £100 Investment split: 100% in US equities Isa link: Yes Pep transfers: Yes Charges: Initial 4.25%, annual 1.5% Commission: Initial 3% Tel: 020 7070 7444

Two new products for L&G mortgage club

Legal & General is offering new discount and fixed rate mortgage products through its Mortgage Club.L&G is offering a discount rate of 2.25 per cent off its standard variable rate, currently 5.95 per cent, for two years giving an initial pay rate of 3.70 per cent.The fixed rate mortgage charges 3.79 per cent until 30 […]

How can I help develop my professional connections?

Graeme Ballantyne, business consultancy manager, looks at how you can maximise the opportunities through your professional connections As we move through the summer months it’s perhaps a good time to pause and reflect on whether the plans you’ve made for your business are bearing fruit. One area we at PruConsulting know many advisers have been […]


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