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Leeds IFA raises £4,600 for children&#39s charity

Leeds IFA Andrew Pearson, a founding member of Pearson Jones, has presented £4,600 to the Yorkshire Children&#39s Spine Foundation after raising the money from a sponsored ten-day trek across Nepal.

He was sponsored in his endeavours by many of his clients.

He says: &#34It was a super trip and I would like to thank all my sponsors for their generous support.&#34

The foundation recently bought two portable scanners at a cost of £40,000 with the proceeds of recent fund raising events.

It aims to fund research and treatment of scoliosis, a degenerative spine disorder.


GRE continues talks with other players

Guardian Royal Exchange is still in active takeover talks with other life offices despite a formal approach from Royal & SunAlliance.GRE began formal talks with R&SA last week. But the insurer is also looking at bids from other firms, including Eureko, an alliance of seven European insurers.Industry sources say Axa, which was expected to make […]

Autif shows IFAs taking 45 per cent of retail sales

Sales of investment products by IFAs rose by 28 per cent in 1998 to £9.5bn according to the Association of Unit Trusts and Investment Funds.This figure represents 45 per cent of all financial retail sales for 1998.Company salesforces completed £6bn of business in 1998. This is a 30 per cent rise from 1997 and takes […]

A tough start for 2017 consensus trades

By Kacper Brzezniak Every year, starting around November, investment banks (and fund managers) begin to drip out their outlooks for currencies, rates, economies, you name it, for the following year. The consensus has been largely wrong for the past four or five years; those multiple rate hikes never came, the bond market is still alive […]


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