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In the spotlight

Although I have withdrawn from financial services work I continue to read bulletins and the like issued by product providers, and also those flowing from composite insurers.

One of the best bulletins I have ever encountered is the February 2001 issue of Spotlight, published by Winterthur Life. Anyone working in the financial services field, particularly pensions, should get a copy by phoning 01256 798430. Congratulations to Winterthur and Alan Reynolds of the technical support unit.

MP Ward

Cumbria Insurance Brokers, Carlisle

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Foreign & Colonial – Blue

Friday, 23rd March 2001.Type: Oeic.Aim: Growth by investing in fixed-interest securities and Eurostoxx 50 index.Minimum investment: £5,000.Investment split: Fixed-interest securites 35 per cent, Eurostoxx 50 index 65 per cent.Isa link: Yes.Pep transfers: Yes.Charges: Initial 3.5 per cent, annual 0.75 per cent.Commission: Initial up to 3 per cent, renewal 0.25 per cent.Tel: 0845 6001868. 

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