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Henderson ITs offers guide to active management

Henderson Investment Trusts has commissioned a guide extolling the virtues of active fund management.

The guide, written by personal finance journalist Simon Hildrey, highlights the importance of good stock-picking and offers tips on how to spot whether a manager is really a just closet index tracker.

Hildrey says: “The past year has seen markets fall back on an upward trend. As a result, more private investors are feeling comfortable about equity investment. The challenge for investors now is to sort the good from the mediocre.”


UBS to take over Laing & Cruickshank

UBS is acquiring wealth manager Laing & Cruickshank from Cr&#233dit Lyonnais for around £160m. The wealth management service will approximately grow £5bn client assets and 75 advisers to UBS&#39s present £5bn client assets and 100 advisers in its four-year-old UK business. Subject to regulatory approval the deal is scheduled to be finished in the second […]

Lenders are hit by fast-track TV attack

The Money Programme&#39s second investigation into fraud in the mortgage market moves the spotlight from brokers to lenders, accusing them of turning a blind eye to flagrant abuse of self-certification and fast-track mortgages. The programme, broadcast on Wednesday night, shows the anger of brokers who feel that lenders are taking no responsibility for the problems […]

Support packs show way to A-Day

Life offices have issued support and analysis packs for IFAs following the Department for Work and Pensions unveiling new workplace advice proposals last week. Norwich Union and Legal & General have produced an information pack to help IFAs prepare for A-Day on April 6, 2005 – the Inland Revenue&#39s proposed starting date for proposals that […]

Best Doctors bidding to build UK business

US medical specialist database service Best Doctors is looking to gain a stronger foothold in the UK following the appointment of its first UK and Ireland general manager. Former Munich Re protection new business manager Peter Mannion has taken on the role and is looking to make the UK as prominent a territory for the […]


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