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Jupiter aims to reassure investors

Jupiter has redesigned its ad strategy with the aim of reassuring IFAs and investors about investment performance following last month&#39s terrorist attacks in the US.

It withdrew its ads on the weekend following September 11 and says it has dropped aggressive headlines in favour of messages designed to calm the market. Its new ad tells investors worried about the ramifications of the attacks that the economy should not be affected in the long term.

Income trust manager Tony Nutt is writing to IFAs to explain why Jupiter is adopting a more positive stance on the economic situation. A question and answer session on the current economic environment with joint chief executive Edward Bonham Carter can also be accessed at

Jupiter Unit Trust joint managing director Steve Glynn says: “We have had a tremendous response from investors thanking us for our comfort and reassurance.”


Scottish Life appoints Birmingham area manager

Scottish Life is appointing Colin Hanlon as area sales manager at its Birmingham branch.Hanlon was most recently a regional manager at Norwich Union and previously area sales manager at Britannia Life.At Scottish Life Hanlon will be responsible for managing a sales team of 11 plus support staff as well as raising the profile of the […]

New Star gazes aggressively at UK

New Star Asset Management has introduced its third fund — the New Star UK aggressive fund. This open-ended investment company (Oeic) joins the UK growth fund and European growth fund in New Star&#39s stable. These earlier funds appeared in July 2001, marking New Star&#39s grand entrance in the retail fund market. The UK aggressive growth […]

FSA reluctant to ease restrictions on providers investing in IFAs

The FSA says it is reluctant to liberalise the rules governing provider shareholdings in IFAs.Head of investment business policy David Severn told the packed London polarisation meeting the regulator was concerned that easing the rules to allow greater investment in intermediaries could create a perception that advisers were multi-ties.

AKG offshore reports available on Assureweb

AKG Actuaries and Consultants is making its offshore profile and financial strengths reports available to IFAs through the Assureweb portal.The reports give IFAs information and ratings on a range of products and companies on Assureweb&#39s offshore database .AKG communications director Guy Vanner says: “The Assureweb service is an ideal platform for IFAs to gain free […]


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