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Murray income rises by 23%

Net asset value of the Murray Income trust has risen 23.6 per cent this year, ahead of the FTSE All-Share which rose by18.7 per cent.

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Keydata 7.5% income from life policies

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F&C appoints new director in equities research

F&C Asset Management is recruiting Jennifer Byron to its UK equities team as associate director, equity research. Byron will focus on consumer staples such as beverages, food producers & processors, and tobacco. She joins from Bank of Ireland Asset Management where she was European equity manager. Byron will now report to F&C head of pan-European […]

A-Day boost for autumn jobs market

The autumn jobs market may be unexpectedly buoyant following a very quiet sum- mer in the run-up to A-day, according to recruitment consultants. Consultants are seeing dem-and from schemes, investment managers and IFAs, with much of this due to A-Day but in the context of renewed market confidence across the board. IPS Financial Services director […]

IHT: What were you doing in 2009?

One of the best sources of new business is your existing clients and, if they are estate planning clients, regular reviews are needed because people’s inheritance tax (IHT) problems tend to only get worse. Now, not a lot of things remain at the same rate as in 2009. If we turn the clock back, it […]

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