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Gartmore launches UK equity hedge fund

Gartmore has launched a new UK equity hedge fund to be managed by Ashley Willing and Simon King.

The AlphaGen Avior fund will open on November 1, and will be the fifth hedge fund in Gartmore’s AlphaGen range.

The fund has been formed under Caymen Islands law, and will be listed on the Irish stock exchange. It has Sterling, US Dollar and Euro share classes, with minimum investments of £75,000, $100,000 and 100,000 euros. It will aim to achieve an absolute annual return of between 15 and 20 per cent.


Automated valuation advance from Fairs

Software specialists Fairs is launching an new development which brings product providers data directly to an IFA’s database.The Fairsonline Valuation service automates the request valuations from a large number of product providers, for all clients, a group of clients or a single client. Managing Director Dr Czes Kosniowski says: “IFA&#39s are individuals and they want […]

Pink Home Loans – Exclusive 1.5 Per Cent Discount

Friday, 7 September 2001.Discounted term: One year.Discount: 1.5 per cent.Payable rate: 5.25 per cent.Minimum loan: £25,001.Maximum loan: Up to 100 per cent of valuation subject to a maximum of £150,000.Income multiples: 3.5 times principal income plus second or 2.5 times joint, first-time buyers 3.25 times principal income plus second or 2.75 times joint.Arrangement fee: None.Redemption […]

Equitable appoints actuary

Equitable Life is appointing Hymans Robertson senior partner Michael Arnold as actuary to oversee the compromise deal with garanteed annuity policyholders being drawn up to cap the troubled life office&#39s liabilities.Arnold was the actuary who last year approved the Axa orphan asset deal, that saw policyholders receive just £575m from £1.45bn of assets. He was […]

Black&#39s insult to advisers Equitable inquiry needs to be open and prompt

The good news is there is finally going to be an independent inquiry into the Equitable Life debacle conducted by a non-Equitable policyholder. The bad news is we are unlikely to find out the result for at least a year. That is if we get the results at all. Worryingly, announcing the inquiry, to be […]


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