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Forsyth Partners – Forsyth European Bond Fund

Oeic fund of funds

Growth by investing in open-ended fixed-income funds investing mainly in Europe

Minimum investment:
Lump sum euros 10,000

Investment split:
100% open-ended fixed-interest funds

Place of registration:

Initial 1%,
annual 2%

Subject to negotiation

Tel: 020 8649 9440


Sold on solutions

Fire a question at a top regulator, a chief executive or a leading IFA along the lines of can we stop misselling and the answer is almost always the same – it will impossible to stop it entirely. If he or she is a regulator, the respondent may wish that they could stop it or […]

Watchdog calling for clarity on protection

Some reviewable whole-of-life product literature does not make clear that the premium is not fixed for the term and could change, says insurance ombudsman Reidy Flynn. Speaking at the Developing Next Generation Protection & Health Insurance Products conference organised by Marketing Week in London last week, Flynn said she was shocked when one insurer tried […]

MPC member warns base rate may top 5 per cent

UK interest rates will have to rise and the current low inflation 1.1 per cent figure will not stop the Bank of England raising revealed a member of the Monetary Policy Committee in a Sunday Times interview.MPC member Paul Tucker said the neutral level of rates was probably in the 5 – 5.5 per cent […]

Standard speeds up pension service for intermediaries

Standard Life is offering a new service for intermediaries that will allow them easier access to their clients&#39 group and individual pension scheme details. Intermediaries will have access to a new area of the Standard website where they will be able to order information on an individual client. Standard says advisers will be able to […]

Apple: a stellar technology story

By Ali Unwin, head of technology sector research

Apple recently announced the highest-ever recorded quarterly net profit ($18bn), with the sale of 74.4 million iPhones helping the company deliver $74.6bn of revenue for the quarter ending December 2014. These sales were largely driven by strong demand for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Highlights included Chinese iPhone sales doubling year-on-year and unit growth of 44% in the US — supposedly a well-penetrated market. Apple ended the quarter with $178bn in cash on its balance sheet, having generated a staggering $30bn in free cash flow during the quarter.

At Neptune, we have been long-term believers in the Apple story, and continue to hold the stock in a number of our portfolios based on the company’s long-term growth prospects. This is predicated on our belief that Apple has proved thus far that it can — unusually for a consumer electronics company — maintain high margins for a sustained period of time, even as adoption of new technology slows down and competitors produce similar-specification products.


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