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Govett funds to be merged into Gartmore

Gartmore is proposing to merge the majority of Gartmore Govett funds into Gartmore UK retail funds after its acquisition of the fund manager from Allied Irish Banks last November.

Gartmore head of UK retail Paul Feeney says: “Since the acquisition last year we have been clear about our intentions to merge a number of the Gartmore Govett funds into similar Gartmore funds.

“Combining funds with similar objectives enables the fund manager to adopt a more focused and efficient approach to the management of the assets of the fund.”


Landlords extend property portfolios – Paragon research

The proportion of landlords extending their portfolios rose sharply to 42 per cent this quarter from 37 per cent the previous quarter but the number of those buying their first investment property fell from 30 per cent to 27 per cent according to figures from Paragon Mortgages. Mortgages arranged by brokers and mortgage advisers fell […]

Triple growth from Keydata plan

Keydata is launching a stockmarket accelerator plan that triples any growth in the FTSE 100 index over a six year period up to a maximum of 60 per cent. Capital is guaranteed unless the index falls by more than 40 per cent over the period and fails to recover, when capital is reduced by 1 […]

&#39Fewer bells and whistles, more genuine innovation&#39

Real innovation in the protection market could be limited by the need for short-term gain, claims Bright Grey products director Roger Edwards. The sector has yet to carry out the same level of market research and intense product development conducted by other consumer sectors and may never do so because of the structure of the […]

West Bromwich Building Society- Five Year Fixed Rate

Type: Fixed-rate mortgage Fixed term: Until May 31, 2009 Fixed rate: 5.64% Minimum loan: £25,001 Maximum loan: Up to 95% of valuation subject to a maximum of £500,000 Income multiples: Up to 3.75 times principal income plus second or three times joint Conditions: Six months&#39 free mortgage payment protection insurance, free valuation up to £325 […]

Choose life…

Sarah Scott  – Marketing Consultant, Royal London  This month sees the return of Renton, Sickboy, Begbie and Spud in the sequel to the film Trainspotting. Just over 20 years later, we return to see exactly how life treated the characters whose lifestyle was less than ideal back in 1996. Did they choose a job, choose […]


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