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Philbin sells Gartmore European Selected Opportunities fund

Isis fund picker Richard Philbin has sold his holding in the Gartmore European Selected Opportunities fund. Philbin says the move is a shift towards more focused funds designed to capture stock specific returns rather than broader portfolios which are likely to be more correlated to the index.

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Buy a solution – not a problem

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IFAs must develop T&C say trade bodies

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FSA&#39s big two looking at future of retail market

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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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