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New UK fund research service

World Investor Link has launched a new service in the UK through the Financial Times which allows fund managers to target investors who are looking for UK investment opportunities.

A similar service is up and running in the US and World Investor Link says 63 per cent of investors using the service there subsequently invest in one of the funds researched.

World Investor Link chief operating officer Lee Godfrey says: “The Fund Info Service will provide the fund management industry with an essential tool with which to strategically target serious investors and will help investors save time when conducting their research.”


Big Labour majority on annuity committee will kill bill

The cross-party committee of MPs has been named to considerConservative MP David Curry&#39s private member annuity reform bill nextweek.MPs will debate the bill line by line and raise amendments but theGovernment is expected to use its majority on the committee to killthe bill by dragging out the debate. Labour has 10 members. theTories four and […]

Europe steps up tempo

One of the consequences of the raucous debate on the euro is thatother equally ambitious developments coming out of the European Unionare being overshadowed. For instance, as a step on the path toEuropean integration, the EU has set itself the bold and ambitioustarget of having a single market for financial services by 2005.The previous guiding […]

Lofthouse new chief at Brain

Trading platform Mortgage Brain has named former managing director ofthe Assuresoft portal Mark Lofthouse as its chief executive.Lofthouse, 41, one of five directors to leave DBS&#39s portal followingits acquisition by Misys last July, says the equ-ity backing given toMortgage Brain by six major lenders makes it an attractiveproposition for intermediaries.He says he plans to ann-ounce […]

Host closes branches and cuts admin after Aim flop

IFA Host Partnership is closing down its branch network and scalingback its admin support, blaming a poor response to its proposed Aimflotation.The move, which Host describes as a change to its charging structure,will see the closure of 13 regional offices and around 100 RIslooking for new premises by the end of February.Host parent HST Financial […]


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