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F&C hits the road

F&C is running a series of workshops across the country from this week examining some of the most commonly used low-risk structured products.

Focusing on with-profit funds, guaranteed products, protected funds and hedge funds, the workshops start in Belfast before taking in Glasgow, Exeter, Edinburgh, Bournemouth, Manchester, London, Reading, Birmingham, Durham, Inverness, Harrogate and Aberdeen among other UK cities.

IFAs can apply for a place by contacting F&C&#39s broker support desk.


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