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Mid 250 Index will not slow down soon says Schroders

The furious pace of change within the Mid 250 sector of the FTSE is not likely to slow down any time soon warns fund manager Schroders.

Speaking on the anniversary of the launch of the UK Mid 250 fund, manager Andy Brough says the numbers of companies due to enter or exit the index will continue to be high.

The fund was launched in November 1999. It has risen by 15 per cent since then and now has £84m under management.


Dresdner creates niche

Crowe says: “The minimum investment is only £2,000. There are no additional charges over the underlying asset charges and it offers diversification by investing in a number of Dresdner’s collective investment schemes.” Elms cites the wide investment spread and the inclusion of offshore funds as useful features.Turning to the disadvantages of the product, Chitroda says: […]

Trust forced to pay bank debt

The European Technology and Income Trust managed by Aberdeen Asset Managers has been forced to pay off £40m of bank debt after the trust breached its banking covenants. This is the second time the trust has been forced to repay its bank debt. The first time was earlier this year when it was forced to […]

Access the revolution

A few weeks ago in Money Mark eting, I went to great lengths to explain that, by having a website that allows your clients to compare and purchase products online, that securely broadcasts summary financial information to your clients and that is publicly promoted, you can add immense value to your business and enhance the […]

Join the foreign legion

There are a significant number of foreigners resident in the UK, many of them are very affluent and able to take advantage of a favourable tax climate. Although the princ iples are relatively well known among specialist lawyers and accountant, the mechanics are often poorly understood by investment managers and trustees. Those who have a […]

What are the key changes to transform pensions?

By Fiona Tait, pensions specialist In her final article for Royal London, Fiona Tait reviews key changes she believes have transformed, or will transform, pensions. In my 12 years with Royal London I have been paid to review, study and explain the numerous changes to pension legislation which have transformed our industry in that time. This is […]


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