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Lifestyle choice for Simply Biz and Compliance First

F&C’s lifestyle fund range has been added to SimplyBiz and Compliance First’s capital reward schemes.

The move means advisers who are part of either of the two schemes will be able to built additional “funds under advice” value in their businesses through advising on the range.

The F&C lifestyle range was launched in March 2007 and is a suite of multi-manager funds which mirror risk-based asset allocation models.

Simply Biz managing director Ian Thorneycroft says: “The F&C lifestyle range is an excellent addition to capital reward. They are based on asset-allocation models generated by the team at distribution technology with funds selected by F&C’s robust multi-manager fund selection process.

“Together, they provide IFAs with low-maintenance, well managed investment portfolios to meet the varying needs of their clients.”

F&C director of strategic partnerships Mark Parry says: “We believe that lifestyle is an ideal fit for this type of scheme as it is designed to provide outsourced investment expertise in asset allocation, risk profiling and fund selection. This approach adds value to both the investor and the adviser over the medium to long term.”


Campaign to make the FOS accountable under the law

In my humble opinion, the point that your contributors on the Heather Moor & Edgecombe saga and our learned friends in the legal profession seem to miss is that the Financial Ombudsman Service is above the law.

Narrow view missed the strengths of paraplanners

If Mr Reid would like to take the trouble to contact me, I will be only too pleased to discuss what strengths a qualified paraplanner can bring to an IFA business and hopefully dismantle his narrowly held views.

The long-distance runner

First State’s defensive style of running its Asia Pacific Leaders makes it a contender for being a fund for all seasonsIwould not care to estimate how many fund managers I have met over the years but the number clearly runs into hundreds. During that time, many have impressed me, many have left me ambivalent and there have been those that I considered sub-standard. I always think a true test is whether or not I have the conviction to invest my own money in a fund.

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