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Parents asked for their views on CTFs

Parents are being asked what they would like to see in a child trust fund. Henderson Global Investors is polling parents and guardians on their views and requirements of child trust funds through a dedicated website www.investing The website will compile results to produce data on what parents are looking for in an investment vehicle for their children.


Close Fund Management – Close Man Guaranteed Hedge Fund

Type: Capital-protected fund of hedge funds Aim: Growth linked to the performance of a portfolio of hedge funds Minimum investment: Lump sum £10,000 Investment split: 100% in hedge funds Place of registration: Guernsey Term: Eight years and six months Return: 11%-13% growth a year Guarantee: Original capital returned in full at end of term regardless […]

Schroders – Schroder S&P High Alpha Portfolio

Type: Unit trust multi-manager fund of funds Aim: Growth by investing in a portfolio of 12-15 funds Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000 Investment split: 47.3% UK equities, 14.8% Europe ex UK, 9.3% Japan, 9% alternatives, 7.8% Asia ex Japan, 5.8% emerging markets, 5.2% Us, 1% cash Isa link: Yes Pep transfers: Yes Charges:Initial 5.25%, annual […]

L&G axes Rock deal to quit equity release

Legal & General is pulling out of the equity-release market by ending its white-labelling arrangement with Northern Rock. The firm says it no longer wants the product in its mortgage range because of confusion over the product and Northern Rock&#39s own product. L&G has been white-labelling the equity-release product through Northern Rock-owned L&G Bank for […]

Man gets Close again

Close Fund Management and Man Investments have teamed up for a second time to offer the Close Man Guaranteed Hedge Fund II. This capital-protected fund of hedge funds is available to investors with a minimum of £10,000 and aims to provide a return of between 11 per cent and 13 per cent a year during […]


Guide: 10 required letters — what to send, to whom and when?

This guide from Johnson Fleming will take you through the required communication and also give ideas for additional actions that will ensure your auto-enrolment project is a success. The topics in this guide include: the letters you need to send out; what to send and when; the importance of employee engagement; and what to consider as additional communication.


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