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Global EcoTrends fund for Allianz

Allianz Global Investors is launching a global EcoTrends UK fund. The fund, which has been running offshore, will be managed by Bozena Jankowska, the head of Allianz Global Investors’ sustainability research team, and is set for launch on February 14, 2008.

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NU in radical move to axe primary advice

Norwich Union is to propose a radical middle way in its final RDR submission which will call for the FSA to drop plans for primary advice. NU says the FSA should instead consider telephone and web-assisted purchases which would allow NU to use its clout and brand presence to sell simple products. It says advisers […]

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