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Isa business hit by market gyrations

UK all companies was the top-selling retail fund sector in July. Market volatility hit inflows, with Isa sales dropping to £90m, 17 per cent down on than June and down by 28 per cent from July 2006.

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New Star fund tops 300m in a quarter

The New Star international property fund has now exceeded 300m in assets under management in under three months. The company says the fund, which raised 206m at launch, is the first fund of its kind to offer UK retail investors access to international direct commercial property.

Africa is lion king for investment prospects

StanLib is setting up South African equity and regional African funds and claims that the investment outlook for the continent has never been stronger.The Standard Africa equity fund will invest in up to 16 equity markets across Africa with its initial holdings focused in Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria and Kenya.It will also have the freedom to […]

Ford quits Royal Liver for Zurich

Royal Liver chief actuary David Ford is leaving to become senior life actuary at Zurich. Ford, who has been at Royal Liver for 12 years, will continue in his current role until the end of the year.

RBSIP appoints new head of sales for The One Account

Royal Bank of Scotland Intermediary Partners has recruited Melanie Buckingham to head up sales for The One Account from September 3.Buckingham will spearhead the growth in sales of current account and flexible mortgages in the intermediary market. She will manage a team of field and phone-based business development managers who will cover the UK.Buckingham previously […]

Great expectations for Japan

By James Dowey, Chief Economist and CIO Turnaround stories are an investor’s best friend. If successful, they prompt a widespread and possibly radical re-evaluation of the fair value of the associated assets. If one is brave enough to re-evaluate early on in the process then the returns can be very large. For over two decades […]

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