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Pictet Funds – Environmental Megatrends Selection Fund

Pictet Funds – Environmental Megatrends Selection Fund

Type: Sicav

Aim: Growth by investing mainly in the equities of companies in Global Water, Clean Energy, Timber, and Agriculture sectors

Minimum investment: Subject to negotiation

Investment split: 100% in equities, equity related securities, structured products and money market securities/funds

Place of registration: Luxemburg

Charges: Initial up to 5%, annual 1.2% for P shares including hedged shares, 1.7% for R shares including hedged shares

Commission: Subject to negotiation



Origen launches annuity service for IFAs

Origen Financial Services is launching a new annuity and advice service called Annuitãs, aimed at supporting IFAs in the annuity market. Annuitãs will enable advisers to refer clients to a team of retirement specialists who will assist with exercising the open market option. Origen says the service provides “a fast and efficient one stop solution […]

Pink Home Loans breaches FSA’s capital rules in 2009

Advance Mortgage Funding, which trades under the name Pink Home Loans, breached the FSA’s capital requirement levels in 2009 as a result of providing an impairment against subsidiary BDS Mortgage Group, which it bought in 2008. However, a directors’ report in its annual accounts for the year ending December 31, 2009, shows the company issued […]


It is regulation that is killing off the IFA species

Essentially, what Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman Lord Newby is saying is that regulation is killing financial advice, which is true. I doubt that anyone will want to be an IFA in future unless business conditions improve significantly and we will eventually die out for all but the very rich. However, if the regulatory burden were […]

Tax year-end planning for annual allowance

Last tax year-end there was a lot to think about in relation to planning. The introduction of the tapered annual allowance and the implications of moving to a fixed pension input period, the reduction in the lifetime allowance and potentially applying for protection, and the concern about changes to tax relief, to name a few. […]


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