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Neptune soft-launches income funds

Neptune has bolstered its fund range with the soft- launch of both a US income fund and a higher income fund.

The US income fund will have 40 to 60 holdings, which will predominantly invest in high yielding North American companies. The fund, which sits in the IMA North America sector, is managed by Rebecca Young, who is also assistant manager on the Neptune US opportunities and US max alpha funds.

Neptune has also launched a higher income fund under the management of Emma Stanford. The UK income and bond fund is also a high conviction portfolio, investing in 40 to 60 stocks consisting of equities with an above average yield and investment grade bonds.

The Neptune higher income fund targets a yield of 120 per cent of the FTSE all share and sits in the IMA UK higher equity and bond income sector.


The Cinderella sector

Unloved European funds often suffer the most in rough markets, bearing the brunt of investor outflows, and with returns from the region expected to be harder to achieve, it looks likely this sector will remain the worst-selling area of the market for some time yet. But should this be the case? In 2008 and 2009, […]

Perspective Financial Group continues to acquire

IFA consolidator Perspective Financial Group has acquired IFA firm Warnes Anderton and has also bought the client database of Ellam Financial. The addition of Warnes Anderton Ltd by the Perspective Group is its fourth acquisition of 2010 and sixteenth in total. Warnes Anderton Ltd is based in Dinnington, near Rotherham, and is owned and run […]

Taking advantage of the rental sector

It is that time of year again when many of us are writing our business plans for 2011. I can usually identify and separate out the knowns from the unknowns. This year, however, the situation is more volatile as many of the typical knowns are dependent on future Government and regulatory policy, along with customer […]

Mena means business

Barings’ Ghadir Abu Leil-Cooper began her career as an analyst covering the Middle East and North African markets and returned to these roots for a Mena launch earlier this year. She joined the group in 1997 and has played a key role in establishing Barings as a major player in emerging market investment, heading top-performing […]

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Global benefits predictions for 2015 from Jelf International

According to Doug Rice, managing director of international services, in 2015, managing their international duty of care will become an increasing focus for UK-based overseas organisations in both managing their short- and longer-term challenges. As a result, strong independent advice and innovative technological solutions will become more important than ever in managing their global benefits.


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