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Platinum Capital Management – Platinum Turnberry Fund

Type: Hedge fund

Aim: Growth by investing in distressed securities via the Turnberry master fund

Minimum investment:$100,000, euros 100,000

Place of registration: Cayman Islands

Investment split: 100% in distressed securities

Charges: Annual 1.5%

Commission: Subject to negotiation

Tel: 020 7887 6110


Sofa chief hits out at exam structure of skills council

Sofa managing director Brian Lawless has criticised the Financial Services Skills Council, saying its exam structure is too product-driven and repeats mistakes made by the FSA and the Treasury.Writing in this week&#39s Money Marketing, Lawless says the FSSC&#39s development of the exam structure is increasing the extent of the problem, as the new exams are […]

Artemis – Portfolio Growth Fund

Type: Unit trust fund of funds Aim: Growth by investing in a global portfolio of equity funds Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000 Investment split: Threadneedle limited issue 13%, Gartmore UK focus 11%, JO Hambro UK growth 10.7%, Newton higher income 9.4% Neptune UK equity 8.4%, Lazard UK alpha 6.8%, BWD micro cap growth 4%, S&F […]

Wrap artists

Last week, while considering the product choices available as alternatives to pensions, I ended with a look at the fast emerging wrap account as a place to hold and manage the various investments that might be made. The four key parties to a wrap account are:The wrap platform provider.The provider of the products held in […]

Safety in numbers

Despite recent rises in the FTSE, many investors are reluctant to invest directly in the stockmarket. Many of those who are investing in exposed investment vehicles are doing so via property or corporate bond funds rather than equities.Investors can see the potential benefits of equity investment but are reluctant to take the risk of full […]


Guide: how to change your auto-enrolment support

As we approach the two-year milestone of auto-enrolment, employers have had the opportunity to truly assess the capabilities of their chosen support. They are also now realising that getting to the staging date was the easy part, and that support is required for almost every aspect of the day to day running of their scheme. With the three-year re-enrolment window coinciding for many with the total removal of commission and Active Member Discounts from pension-related products and services, as well as the introduction of the pension charge cap in April 2015, many employers will have no choice but to review their support options. But, what is involved in transitioning your auto-enrolment scheme away from your current support options? This guide from Johnson Fleming aims to outline some of these key areas and provide information and discussion points on what you need to consider.


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