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Newton plugs into tech market

Gaunt says: "Competition will come from the Norwich Union higher income plus fund and the M&G high yield corporate bond fund."

Looking at the product literature, Roberts says: "It follows the rather dowdy Newton style. However if you read the brochure and accompanying literature it is informative to both the IFA and the investor."

Graham says: "It is a good guide to both the market and the product," while Gaunt feels that it is clear and easy to read. Lewis adds: "The literature is quite bright and is attractively presented. The booklet is quite easy to read and understand."

Summing up, Graham says: "Clients should be aware that corporate bond funds can be at a very low end of the risk spectrum, or considerably higher. European bonds may offer an exciting opportunity but there is more safety in the more mature US market."


Henderson poaches fund manager

Henderson Global Investors has poached a UK retail fund manager from Morley Fund Management. Richard Prew will manage Henderson’s portfolio of UK retail equity growth funds. At MFM he was responsible for restructuring the £800m UK equity Oeic and also spent eight years at Sun Alliance. Henderson Global Investors chief investment officer of UK retail […]

Luck of the drawdown

Pension City, UK, the gambling capital of the world, has a new game. The punter pays a stake of, say, £100,000. At each turn, a card from a normal deck is turned over and the pot is increased by £1,000 times the value of the card (an ace counts as one and the jack, queen […]

Dunfermline and Lambeth appoint chief executives

Dunfermline and Lambeth building societies have app ointed new chief executives. Dunfermline chief David Smith will retire in March. He has been director and chief executive since 1987 and chairman of the Building Soc ieties Association since last year. Smith will be replaced by Graeme Dalziel, who steps up from fin ance director. David Chalmers […]

Technological temptations

Framlington Unit Management – Nasdaq FundType: Unit trust.Aim: Growth by investing in the Nasda composite index.Minimum investment: Unit trust – £500 lump sum, Isa – £1,000 lump sum.Investment split: Technology 27.8 per cent, industrials 21.4 per cent, healthcare 17.2 per cent, consumer 15.9 per cent, telecommunications 12.1 per cent, financial 3.1 per cent, materials 2.5 […]


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