Ecclesiastical Investment Management, formerly Allchurches Investment Management, has added an ethically screened bond fund to its range of socially responsible investment funds.
Cazenove Capital Management is to have the AA ratings on its European Oeic fund range upgraded to AAA by Standard & Poor’s.
House prices fell by 1.3 per cent in April, according to the Halifax house price survey.
Entrepreneurs’ relief is on the face of it a very simple relief. Most people who have considered it will tell you that it delivers an effective rate of 10 per cent on chargeable gains of up to £1m made on the disposal of a qualifying business asset. Most will also probably know that the £1m limit is a cumulative lifetime limit.
The Artemis UK Smaller Companies Fund has delivered good returns through the bull market. But its cautious style is better suited to the trickier times which could be coming, says manager Mark Niznik.
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