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Opra launches guide to DB schemes for employers

Opra has launched a guide for employers sponsoring DB schemes explaining how best to reduce risks to members.
The publication, which can be ordered through Opra’s helpdesk, also examines how the Pension Protection Fund and the new pensions rgulator will work and provides guidance on compromises of statutory debts agreed between trustees and employers.


Schroder hopes for speedy stock recovery

SchrodersSchroder Recovery FundType: Unit trustAim: Growth by investing in UK companies that have suffered a setbackMinimum investment: Lump sum 1,000Investment split: 31.2% cyclical services, 19.5% financials, 11.4% non-cyclical consumer goods, 8.8% general industrials, 4.7% non-cyclical services, 4.3% resources, 2.7% cyclical consumer goods, 2.5% basic industries, 2.4% utilities, 2.2% Information technology, 0.5% other, 9.8% cashIsa link: […]


M&G recruits Jupiter fund chiefM&G has recruited Alex Odd from Jupiter and he will take over as deputy manager of the M&G extra income and fund of investment trust shares portfolios from January. Odd was deputy manager on the £1bn-plus Jupiter Income fund from 1997. His arrival will coincide with Mike Felton starting at M&G, […]

Review of 2004: Pensions

Panto season starts early in the House of Commons. Pensions minister Malcolm Wicks was writer and star turn in the shenanigans that surrounded the pension protection fund. “Will it be retrospective?” – “Oh yes it will”, “Oh no it won’t”.


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