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Investment firms suspend trading following attack

Tens of UK investment firms have suspended trading across their entire fund ranges, following the terrorist attacks in the US on Tuesday.

Fidelity’s FundsNetwork said it was suspending trading on its platform until US markets reopened. While Cofunds said it would continue to trade a limited number of funds.

IFAs are advised to contact firms individually to ascertain whether trading will continue.


SG Life & Pensions – Sogelife Global Strategy Bond

Tuesday, 11 September 2001.Type: Traditional offshore bond.Aim: Growth by investing in unit trusts, Oeics, managed bond fundsand investment trusts.Minimum investment: £10,000.Place of registration: Luxemburg.Investment split: Choice of unit trusts, Oeics, bonds and investmenttrusts.Isa link: No.Charges: Initial 5 per cent, annual 0.75 per cent.Commission: Initial up to 4 per cent or initial 3.25 per cent, renewal0.25 […]

Inside Edge

Over the last few weeks, I have been meeting with our major life company partners to review business achievements and to discuss matters for the next year with our commercial director and head of research. These have been open and frank business meetings and it is good to see we all have matching weaknesses and […]

Sandler agrees to meet IFA delegates

Ron Sandler has heeded IFA calls for a face-to-face meeting to discuss observations about IFAs made in the consultation paper which kicked off his review of the financial services market in July. The head of the Treasury-commissioned review has written and arranged to meet with 14 IFA firms which wrote an open letter to him […]

First class mail

John StonesSome IFAs have never used direct marketing, relying instead on the snowball effect of accumulated personal referrals. Others, however, have had recourse to direct marketing, either to bring in new clients or target existing customers with new business. Misys head of marketing Andrew Bedford says an IFA who wants to carry out an effective […]

Bonds going bust? Not so fast….

In recent months bond bears have been reinvigorated, and market commentary suggesting “the end of the bond (bull) market is near” has become commonplace. We think these comments are premature. Explaining the global government bond sell-off October has seen renewed pressure on global government bonds, initially provoked by a Bloomberg article suggesting that the ECB […]


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