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Gartmore is on call for IFAs

Gartmore is introducing two new facilities to put across its investment views to IFAs.

Gartmore On Call is a conference call facility that gives advisers direct access to its fund managers. Each quarter, IFAs will receive a list of fund managers and investment professionals taking part. They can then register to join in the forums, which are expected to discuss market conditions and future outlooks.

Gartmore TV is a feature on its website – www.gartmore. com – where IFAs can see pre-recorded videos of interviews with senior fund managers. They include Roger Guy, who manages the European selected opportunities fund, head of UK retail Paul Feeney and cautious managed fund manager Chris Burvill.

Gartmore says each video will optimise advisers’ time by giving a summary of the topics being covered and total duration of the speech.

Head of UK sales Rod Aldridge says: “We know IFAs want access to fund managers but it is important to strike a balance between the time they can give to marketing and the time they spend managing money.

“In mixing up the methods of communication used, we are giving IFAs the required access while making the most efficient use of the time.”

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