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Neptune has four funds first in the sector in 2005

Neptune Investment Management finished 2005 with four funds ranked first in their sectors.

Its European opportunities fund, US opportunities fund, global equity and managed funds all came first. The firm says its team-based approach fosters debate and a sharing of ideas, driving performance across its range.

Neptune chief investment officer and managing director Robin Geffen says: To have four of our funds ranked first in their peer group over the last twelve months is very pleasing indeed.


Brener joins Abbey as compliance director

Former PIA regulator Alan Brener has joined Abbey as its new compliance director. Brener, who moved to Abbey last week from Royal Bank of Scotland, came in for criticism from the FSA’s appeals tribunal for the quality of his evidence during its review of the handling of Legal & General’s endowment misselling case last year. […]

Brokers look for rate reductions

There is growing speculation that interest rates will fall despite the monetary policy committee’s decision last week to keep bank base rate at 4.5 per cent for the fifth consecutive month. Some commentators believe there is an compelling argument that rates should be lowered. Rates were last reduced in August 2005 by 25 basis points […]

Larger than life

There has been media speculation in the last few days that Prudential and Aviva, Norwich Union’s parent firm, explored a merger back in 2004.

Back in the running

Ian McKennaL ast year, this column looked at the lead that the majority of life and pension providers have achieved in e-commerce services compared with most of their peers in the fund management industry.


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