View more on these topics

Hargreave Hale – AIM VCT 2 Ordinary Shares

Hargreave Hale – AIM VCT 2 Ordinary Shares

Type: Venture capital trust

Aim:  Growth and income by investing initially in non-qualifying equities, gilts, other fixed income securities cash and the Marlborough special situations fund, then in a portfolio of unquoted VCT-qualifying companies

Minimum investment: Lump sum £3,000

Closing date: August 31, 2012

Charges: Initial 5%, annual 1.5%, performance fee 20%

Commission: Initial 2.25%




FSA confirms plans to ban promotion of traded life settlements

The FSA is pushing ahead with plans to consult on banning the marketing of traded life settlement products to retail clients, including marketing within the context of financial advice. The regulator has published its final guidance on traded life policy investments this morning, following an earlier guidance consultation in November. The guidance states: “We strongly […]


Nest to simplify its projection rules

Nest is developing simplified illustrations for its members as the FSA faces calls to rethink the rules governing retail investment projections due to claims the current regime is “meaningless and confusing”. Last week, the regulator said it is considering cutting the projection rates that firms are required to use when marketing retail investment prod ucts […]

SLI adds emerging bond team

Standard Life Investments is creating an emerging market bond team led by former Threadneedle head of emerging market debt Richard House.House will be head of emerging market debt when he joins SLI in July. Threadneedle investment specialist in emerging market fixed income Mark Baker and emerging market quant analyst Nicolas Jaquier are also joining SLI […]

ECB member says debt crisis responsibility with euro governments

ECB board member Peter Praet says responsibility for the resolution of the sovereign debt crisis lies with euro area governments. Praet says “major progress” has been made in the areas of fiscal consolidation and governance framework, but was not complete yet. He says: “Governments need to urgently implement their fiscal consolidation programmes and to accompany […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment