Lighthouse Group has bought IFA and Sipp administrator Carrwood Barker Holdings in a deal worth up to 4.5m. Lighthouse is funding the acquisition of the Manchester firm, which has introducer agreements with 100 firms of chartered accountants and solicitors, with the issue of 3m worth of new shares.
Standard Life has launched an ethical corporate bond fund aimed at low risk ethical investors requiring an income.The fund will be managed by Alasdair MacLean who currently manages the firm’s select income fund. It will invest in a portfolio of corporate fixed interest and other holdings screened against Standard’s ethical process as “acceptable” and “preferred”. […]
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The average investment trust discount has narrowed to 7.4 per cent – the lowest level in more than a decade – after two years of strong market growth, says the AITC.
By Kunal Desai, Manager of Neptune India Fund Kunal Desai recently celebrated his third anniversary as manager of the Neptune India Fund. Kunal has built a strong track record of outperformance since he assumed responsibility for the Fund, delivering a return of 30.3 per cent compared to the MSCI India Index gain of just 14.0 […]
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