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 4children.com. The website will compile results to produce data on what parents are looking for in an investment vehicle for their children.
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 […]
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 […]
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's own product. L&G has been white-labelling the equity-release product through Northern Rock-owned L&G Bank for […]
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 […]
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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