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Financial marketer confidence grows

Confidence has increased steadily over the last nine months in financial services marketers and is continuing to increase according to the Financial Services Forum&#39s latest research.

The Forum&#39s Marketing Confidence Index now stands at 114 compared with an initial level of 100 in December 2001. The Index is based on dedicated research amongst the Forum&#39s 220 UK- based members, and asks for their personal views, rather than their employers&#39 official responses, on how their marketing activity is likely to change over the next three months.

Sales revenues drive most of this optimism, as over 40% of respondents now expect a substantial increase, and a further 35% expect modest increases. In contrast, just 45% expected any increases, large or small, in Q2 2003.


Chelsea offers fixed-rate focus

CHELSEA BUILDING SOCIETY 5 Year Buy-to-Let Fixed Rate Type: Fixed-rate buy-to-let mortgage Fixed term: Until May 1, 2009 Fixed rate:5.79% Minimum loan: £35,000 Maximum loan: Up to 80% of valuation subject to a maximum of £300,000, up to 75% of valuation subject to a maximum of £400,000, up to 70% of valuation subject to a […]

Child Trust Funds at 1.5 per cent

The Treasury has announced the latest rules for Child Trust Funds, which will be capped at 1.5 per cent.

io fund gets inflation proofed

io Investors has unveiled the io inflationplus fund, an Oeic fund of funds that aims for income and capital growth of 5 per cent above UK inflation. io Investors chose the Retail Prices Index as a benchmark because a direct link enable the fund&#39s returns to outpace inflation. Inflation erodes purchasing power over time and […]

Octopus Asset Management – Eureka

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How to balance bottom-up with top-down research in constructing multi-asset credit portfolios

In this short video, Azhar Hussain, head of global high yield at Royal London Asset Management, explains how his team balance bottom-up with top-down research in constructing multi-asset credit portfolios. Watch the video in full The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up […]


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