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New Star to launch pan-European equity fund

New Star International is launching its New Star pan-European equity fund in response to investor’s high demand for high alpha funds.

The fund is subject to regulatory approval, but is set to launch between November 28 and December 9, 2005.

It will be a sub-fund of Dublin-based New Star Global Investments Funds.

The aim will be to generate alpha with emphasis on absolute return, investing in a single diversified portfolio of UK and continental European equities and equity-related securities.

The fund will be managed by Richard Pease and Stephen Whittaker, with Daniel White taking the lead management role.

IFAs will take 5.25 per cent intial commission and 1.75 per cent trail.


Jupiter hires Mumby as new assistant fund manager

Jupiter Asset Management has appointed Robert Mumby as assistant fund manager, effective from January. Mumby joins from Canaccord Capital and will assist Philip Gibbs in managing the 680m Jupiter Financial Opportunties unit trust, which launched in June 1997.He will also offer support by analysing financial stocks for Gibbs other mandates, having worked in stock market […]

Under pressure

Andrea Tryphonides looks at a union survey which says many mortgage advisers at the Lloyds TSB group are feeling the pressure of sales targets

IFAP urges advisers to look to net

Advisers must concentrate their marketing efforts online, warns IFA Promotion after ending its ad deals with Yellow Pages and Thomson Local. IFAP says its online requests for IFA details have increased fourfold in the last year and chief executive David Elms says although IFAs can still adver- tise in the print directories in their own […]

Planning now for the residence nil-rate band

Graeme Robb, senior technical manager at Prudential, writes about the residence nil-rate band and the advice opportunities it presents for you when tax year-end planning with your clients. On our Planning Matters hub, we considered a widow, Margaret, and a married couple, John and Anne, for whom the residence nil-rate band (RNRB) is influencing planning […]


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