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Friends Ivory & Sime launches split capital investment

Friends Ivory & Sime has launched a new split capital investment, Geared Opportunities Income Trust, which will invest in UK quoted investment trusts and investment companies.

GOIT has around £57m committed from institutional investors and will be managed by John Stubbs of FIS.

The launch follows FIS&#39s rollover of ISIS Trust in November 2000, which brought its total assets under management to over £100m.

FIS Investment Trusts managing director Peter Arthur says: “Split capital investment trusts are growing areas of the market and we are confident of GOIT&#39s success.”


Matrix offers UK growth fund discount

Matrix Money Management is offering a one per cent discount on lump sum investments in its Matrix Quantock UK Growth Fund to mark the fifth anniversary of the fund this January. The reduction in the initial charge from 5.2 per cent to 4.2 per cent until April 2001 applies on lump sum direct purchases, Isas […]

Keeping up pace of change

Investors have not had a particularly prosperous start to the new millennium. The FTSE finished 2000 well below its start while the average unit trust is down by more than 2 per cent for the past 12 months. For investors who thought 2000 was set to be the year for a Japanese recovery, there was […]

Optimism prevails for the year of stakeholder

It will be no mean feat being an adviser in 2001. There is a brand new pension,a new system of disclosure, ambitious plans for training and competence including possible retesting and, very likely, the abolition of polarisation. This will be followed by mortgage regulation in 2002, although it will have an impact long before then […]

CA wants Govt probe of Axa orphan assets case

The Consumers&#39 Association is calling on Chancellor Gor don Brown to take the FSA to task over its handling of the Axa orphan assets case. Axa won its High Court battle against policyholders who had demanded a higher proportion of its inherited estate. The CA is waiting for an explanation of the ruling before deciding […]

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