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Mystery firm starting up in Edinburgh

A new mystery financial services company is set to launch in Edinburgh. A

senior management team is being recruited for the new company which says it

has significant capital backing from a strong financial services brand. It

is aiming to become a leading UK financial services provider. It is not yet

known who is behind the venture or what products will be offered although

life and pension experience will be advantageous for candidates.


Merrill offers protection

Merrill Lynch HSBC has designed the global growth protected investment product, a guaranteed equity bond that is only available through the internet.The bond tracks a basket of four stockmarket indices the FTSE 100, Standard & Poor&#39s 500, Nikkei 225 and Eurostoxx 50 over a five-year term. If it is held until maturity, investors are guaranteed […]

Julian Gibbs

Eurolife has just introduced its High Income or Growth Plan 3, which iseven more ingenious and lower risk than its previous plan. It pays 0.8 percent a month, 10.5 per cent a year or 34 per cent growth over the term ofthree years and two months. The return is tax-free for Isa and Pep transfers. […]

Putnam Investments – Putnam Health Sciences Fund

Thursday, 17 May 2001.Type: Ucits.Aim: Growth by investing in companies in health sciences industries.Minimum investment: $2,500.Place of registration: Dublin.Investment split: Pharmaceuticals 57 per cent, biotechnology 16 per cent, healthcare 14 per cent, medical technology 8 per cent, other 5 per cent.Isa link: No.Charges: A shares initial up to 6.25 per cent, annual 2 per cent, […]

Manor Park – Guaranteed UK Capital Growth Fund

Friday, 18 May 2001.Type: Offshore investment trust.Aim: Growth linked to the FTSE 100 index.Minimum investment: Lump sum £5,000.Place of registration: Guernsey.Investment split: 100 per cent linked to the FTSE 100 index.Guarantee: Clients choice of between 85-110 per cent of capital returned at end of term regardless of movement of the FTSE 100 index.Isa link: No.Charges: […]


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