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IPR bespoke service for small IFAs

Investment research company Investors Partnership Research is designing a bespoke portfolio management service for small IFA firms.

The company is in negotiations with several big IFA networks and nationals to provide them with bespoke discretionary portfolio management services.

It plans to develop a scaled-down version of the service using a software package for smaller IFAs and one-person bands.

IPR has been providing research and portfolio and discretionary management advice since 1996.

Chairman Anthony Curtis, a former JO Hambro director, says one of the company&#39s main strengths is its close contacts with most of the big investment firms in the UK.

He says: “We have all the numbers covered but our strength is in getting to know the fund managers.”


CML launches online regulation training

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has launched an online regulation training package to familiarise both lenders and brokers with the new FSA regulations to be implemented this October. The package is designed to help lenders and intermediaries train for a variety of roles and also aims to support students in understanding the FSA&#39s rules. The […]

Millfield issue brings it closer to self-financing

Millfield has boosted its working capital by £3.6m through the issue of 6.4 million shares in a move that the group&#39s directors hope will enable it to become self-financing. The issue, which increases the amount that Millfield has raised since its March 2001 flotation to £44m, will generate cash which the group says will be […]

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FSA filter rethink could leave 10% of customers with wrong product

The FSA is believed to be considering adopting a guided self-help filtered questions regime which it admits could leave up to 10 per cent of consumers with the wrong product. The regulator is thought to be looking at a standard of 90 per cent of customers getting the same advice through filtered questions as they […]


Neptune video: UK economy: a sustainable recovery?

After years of a slowly brewing economic recovery, the UK has seen a strong rise in growth in recent months. Mark Martin, manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, discusses the strength of this recovery and whether it is sustainable.

In the video, Martin addresses the following:

• Structural features supporting the UK economy
• UK mid-caps and the potential for M&A activity
• Valuations and opportunities in house builders


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