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Investment fund sales fall but remain up on 2003, says IMA

New retail sales of investment funds fell in January but were still double those at the same time last year, according to the IMA. Its monthly statistics show that sales slid from £844m in December 2003 to £505m last month although this was still far in excess of January 2003, when sales were just £249m. Net Isa sales also fell, from £209m from £184m, but were again up on last January&#39s figure of £156m.

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Electra tops up

Downing Corporate Finance is raising up to £1,98m to top up the Electra kingsway venture capital trust (VCT). Electra kingsway was established in September 2001 and is managed by Electra Partners. It invests in a portfolio of unquoted and developing companies that are listed on the alternative investment market (AIM). The top-up investment will allow […]

MEPS back second set of amendments to ISD

MEPs are backing a package of compromise amendments in the second reading of the new Investment Services Directive. After the Council of Ministers opted for highly controversial amendments to the directive. MEP Conservative spokesperson in the European Parliament Theresa Villiers says: “The compromise provides the pre-trade transparency requirement that the continental markets want, without imposing […]

Healthy future?

The IBC Health Insurance Annual Conference, entitled What Does the Future Hold?, will take place on March 9 and 10 at the Crowne Plaza in London. It will look at issues such as critical-illness insurance, international health insurance and the future of the sector. Speakers will include Le Beau Visage managing director Peter Le Beau, […]

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