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Fund group four to hit the road in January

Four of the UKs leading fund houses have joined forces for a nationwide series of IFA roadshows to be held across the country in January.
The shows will feature managers from Gartmore, M&G, Newton and Schroders.
Managers presenting include Gartmores head of UK equity income Chris Burvill, M&G head of equity investment David Jane and M&G UK equity fund managers Mike Felton and Tom Dobell. James Harries, manager of the soon to be launched Newton global higher income fund will discuss his plans for the fund, while
Schroders director of structured investment Thomas See will also provide an overview of the firm’s iIncome maximiser portfolio


Small can still be beautiful

There are still some excellent opportunities in the smaller company sector if a fund manager with excellent stockpicking expertise is chosen.

NU and Standard clash over s32 closure

Norwich Union is closing its section 32 pension contract, saying the product is redundant, despite Standard Life revealing it has doubled its s32 market share. NU says the Revenue’s announcement that pension scheme members will not lose any tax-free cash entitlements over 25 per cent if the trustees close their scheme after A-Day has killed […]

Modest decline in mortgage lending shows market resilience, says CML

Gross mortgage lending fell by 3 per cent in October to an estimated 27 billion, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Although this is down from the 27.7 billion of lending in September, it is still one of the highest monthly lending figures on record, and 16 per cent higher than […]

Clerical teleconferences help advisers with A-Day preparations

Clerical Medical is holding teleconferences with IFAs to help them to prepare for A-Day without leaving their offices. Advisers can dial in to conference calls or have one-to-one conferences. The firm says feedback from the sessions has been positive and advisers have been able to use the sessions to take relevant tests, giving them compliance […]


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