Financial Express has set up its own fund rating service, Crown Ratings. It uses a blend of quantitative and qualitative analytical screens, including measuring a portfolio’s volatility, consistency and returns against its benchmark.
FundsNetwork has expanded its range of Isa-eligible property funds following changes in the rules to allow non-Ucits retail schemes to qualify. Investors now have access to the Norwich property, Schroders global property securities, New Star property and Standard Life select property funds. The Aberdeen property share, Fidelity global property, Skandia global property securities and Skandia […]
Franklin Templeton growth fund manager Ken Cox is understood to be leaving the firm due to ill health. Cox has run the 144m fund since 2001 and returned 63 per cent in the three years to January 2005.
Gartmore has promoted Paul Hamilton to the new position of product specialist – global equities.The group says the position was created following a surge of interest from UK and European investors in Gartmores global equities products. Hamilton joined Gartmore in January 2003, and will now be responsible for promoting the Gartmore Sicav global focus fund […]
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