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Gooding to step down as AMI chairman

Association of Mortgage Intermediaries chairman Charles Gooding has anounced he will not seek re-election this year.

Gooding – who was the AMI&#39s first chairman – will step down in July when a new chairman has been voted in.

Gooding says: ” AMI&#39s success over the last twelve months has been staggering, not just in terms of the number of new members, but the impact and influence that has been apparent with the onset of regulation. I am grateful for the support shown to me from the industry as a whole.”


Pension plunge

Apart from anecdotal evidence and personal experience, it is often difficult for IFAs to identify accurately what is hot and what is not in the corporate marketplace. Although most IFAs would be able to tell you what has been popular in their areas, analysis of the entire marketplace can often be hit and miss. However, […]

Carnaby Motion Pictures – Love FM

Type: Enterprise investment scheme Aim: Growth by investing in the production of an English romantic comedy Minimum investment: Lump sum £2,000 Closing date: July 31, 2004 Charges: Implicit Commission: Initial 3% Tel: 08704 586281

Schroders retail multi move with joint Fof

Schroders is aiming for the retail multi-manager market with an IFA version of the fund of funds operation it runs with Standard & Poor&#39s. Schroders, which runs around £547m through its internal Fof arm, plans to launch a balanced managed and an alpha managed product in the fourth quarter as it seeks to diversify away […]

Isis off the mark with property trust 2

Isis Asset Management has created a second Isis property trust, a Guernsey-based closed-ended fund which aims for income and growth by investing in a portfolio of UK commercial property. The fund will initially invest in a portfolio of 38 freehold and leasehold properties that Isis has managed for the last three years and has a […]

What's going on in the 'offshore' world?

Graeme Robb, Senior Technical Manager at Prudential, explores the current state of the nation for offshore issues and highlights areas which may be particularly relevant to advisers. In the context of insurance companies, ‘offshore’ can be a relatively straightforward matter. Like their onshore equivalent, offshore bonds are ‘non-qualifying’ for tax purposes, meaning that all gains […]


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