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IFAP publishes investment guide for low return world

IFAP is publishing a guide to surviving on savings when rates are low, aiming to help investors sift through the hundreds of products available.

The guide explains to investors the different investment vehicles on the market, and also highlights specific questions consumers should consider before meeting up with an IFA.

IFAP chief executive David Elms says: “With last week&#39s monetary policy announcement signalling no upswing in savings rates for the foreseeable future, things might look bleak for those relying on interest rates t build their savings or achieve an adequate income.”


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Frost gets top role at Artemis

Star income manager Adrian Frost is joining Artemis to take over its underperforming UK income fund. Frost arrives from Deutsche Asset Management, where he was head of UK equities until April, when he took a six-month sabbatical. He then quit the firm in October. Artemis&#39 income fund is currently managed by Derek Stuart but is […]

Isis techs a gamble

Friends Ivory & Sime has established the Isis technology venture capital trust (VCT) to take advantage of undervalued technology companies in the UK.This VCT will be managed by Stephen Grant and Glen Nimmo. Grant currently runs the Ivory & Sime UK smaller companies investment trust and shares responsibility for the discovery trust with Nimmo. Nimmo […]

Grassroots revolt at DBS fee hike

DBS is facing a grassroots rebellion after it announced plans to increase its fees dramatically. The move has led to members writing to the network&#39s board and one area representative predicting an exodus of up to 10 per cent of members. IFAs claim the hike effectively amounts to a pay cut for 2002 and are […]

US loan growth is not painting a pretty picture for the US economy

Written by Mike Riddell One of the current big debates in global financial markets is whether investors should believe ‘hard’ rather than ‘soft’ data, where the usually reliable business and consumer surveys have been suggesting strengthening in global growth momentum for some time now, while the economic data that feeds through into the Gross Domestic […]


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