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Lion Trust recruits head of distribution

Liontrust has appointed Mickey Morrissey as its new head of distribution. In his new role, Morrissey will be responsible for third party distribution, and will report to joint chief executive Nigel Legge.

Previously he worked at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers in a similar capacity. He will join Liontrust on May 7.


Standard Sipp gives choice on payment

Standard Life is overhauling its Sipp contract with a new commission structure and eight new fund links.The new fund links are Deutsche Asset Management managed portfolio, Newton managed fund, Gartmore selected European, Threadneedle American select growth, Fidelity South-east Asia, Fidelity special situations as well as Standard Life global selector and UK smaller companies.The new commission […]

Dresdner RCM reflects gilt trip

Dresdner RCM has introduced the gilt-to-equity Isa, which offers two ways to invest. Investors can initially go into Dresdner RCM gilt yield unit trust, then make a phased switch into the Dresdner RCM UK equity income unit trust or the Dresdner RCM UK equity fund, an Oeic. The switching occurs in three stages on predetermined […]

Your call is important to us…

In those desolate wastelands where I spend my working day I have been held in phone queues near Swindon, London, Henley, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Sheffield.While trying to get through to a fellow human being employed by a product provider,I ponder many thoughts.Can the handset on my desk phone frazzle my brain as effectively as my […]

Take a global focus

As the global economic recovery begins to pick up and the outlook for equities looks more positive, there is an opportunity to capitalise on the upturn via a new breed of global stockpicking funds. These invest in a limited number of stocks with the aim of achieving superior performance.After first looking briefly at the reasons […]


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