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Zurich&#39s TV ad campaign featuring flying pigs has been so successsful that it has decided to save their bacon.

A spokeswoman assures us that all nine sows will probably have a better retirement in piggy paradise than she is likely to as the company is looking for permanent loving homes.

All interested parties please contact Zurich and not Money Marketing.


Reshuffle at Inter-Alliance

Inter-Alliance is restructuring its management with three appointments. Gerard Moore will become group development director and will sit on the board. Carey Shakespeare is to be director of marketing and John Standley director of business development. All three were poached from St James Place, which Interalliance chairman and chief executive Keith Carby co-founded.

Rathbones runs with ethical bond fund

Rathbone Unit Trust Management has capitalised on interest in corporate bonds and ethical products with the introduction of the Rathbone ethical bond fund.This unit trust invests in corporate bonds issued by companies that have a positive attitude towards ethical concerns. It has a target yield of 6.2 per cent and will concentrate only on sterling-denominated […]

Rathbones – Ethical Bond Fund

Wednesday, May 8, 2002 Type: Unit trust Aim: Income by investing in ethical investment-grade bonds Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000, monthly £100 Investment split: 100% in ethical investment-grade bonds Yield: 6.2% gross a year Isa link: Yes Pep transfers: Yes Charges: Initial 4%, annual 1.25% Commission: Initial 3%, renewal 0.5% Tel: 020 7399 0399

Opra probes pension-release firms

Opra and the Inland Revenue are investigating several organisations which offer to convert pension funds in to tax free lump sums. The watchdog has warned the public to be on their guard against these schemes, which often attract people who urgently need cash. Operators usually charge policyholders high commissions ranging from 20 to 30 per […]


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