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Jaw show

Such was DWS Investments’ confidence that everyone attending the launch of its new ratebuster product would be astounded by their wizardry, the fund manager offered 50 to anyone whose jaw did not hit the floor.

DWS’s fears that the gathered hacks and industry bods would be injecting botox to prevent any tell-tale eyebrow raising proved unfounded. It could still prove expensive for DWS as several trade journos, IFAs and brokers were so hung over after a big night out watching ChelseaPSG that they were physically incapable of any reaction, unless the group thought they were all speechless.


IMA thinks depolarisation will encourage advice

The Investment Management Association believes that the menu will encourage consumers to take advice.The trade body thinks that clearer charging structures presented in the menu system will mean that depolsarisation will make consumers more likely to take up advice.Communications officer Helen Stephenson says that IMA welcomed the final depolarisation rules.She says: “The market will be […]

The bond plays on

Retirement planning could be marching to a different beat after A-Day, reports Amanda Newman.

German bank West LB innovates with index basket

Performance seeker is a capital protected bond designed by German bank West LB and administered by Keydata Investment Services. It is linked to the performance of a weighted portfolio of three stockmarket indices – the FTSE 100, S&P 500 and Nikkei 225 over a six-year term.

Testing the Foundation

The global economy isn’t headed into recession, at least not yet. This month, David Lafferty, Chief Market Strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management, examines current capital market and portfolio risks for signs of recession. Click Here for Capital Market Notes


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