Michael Walker has resigned as director of Murray VCTs 2 and 3, after the trusts moved management of their funds from Aberdeen to Close. Aberdeen fund manager Bill Nixon had suggested merging some of the Murray VCTs as a means to reduce costs. IFAs and industry commentators have speculated that the decision to sack Nixon was the result of self-interest on the part of board members, wanting to preserve their jobs.
Jupiter Asset Management has recruited Aled Jones from Innovest to join its socially responsible investment unit.
IFAs are up in arms over basic annual fees of up to 1.8 per cent for Barclays Investment Management Service, arguing that this is money for nothing.
The Norwich Union active protector fund is an Oeic fund of funds which uses constant proportion portfolio insurance to lock in 80 per cent of the highest share price.
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