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New Star sponsors European golf

New Star is sponsoring the 2006 Ladies European Tour to develop its profile and relationships across Europe.

The tour has 19 major events across Europe with prize money exceeding 6.1m, giving the firm a plaftorm from which to develop its relationships with banks, private banks, fund of fund managers, pension fund providers, insurance companies and institutions.

New star director Mark Skinner says: “New Star has seen considerable international demand for our top ranking rund managers and products. We have developed our international offices and fund authorisations and we will undertake a series of marketing initiatives in Europe over 2006.”


Investment trust discounts halved

Investment trust discounts have almost halved in the past two years and could be almost eliminated within 18 months, acc-ording to iimia investment guru Nick Greenwood. The average investment trust discount has fallen from 12.7 per cent at the end of January 2004 to 6.8 per cent because of a combination of strong performance from […]

Rehab sprout

The Government’s controversial reforms aim to redefine the role of the welfare state

Watchdogs to be combined

The Government is planning to combine five consumer bodies into one in a bid to improve consumer protection. The Financial Services Consumer Panel, National Consumer Council, Energywatch, Postwatch and Ofcom Consumer Panel will be called Consumer Direct.

King Kong

Investors in Asia could be going ape for Hong Kong property stocks this year


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