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Premier Fund Managers launches Euro Protector Fund

Premier Fund Managers is launching a Euro Protector Fund as a sub-fund of its Dublin based Oeic.

The Euro Protector aims to achieve long term capital growth with the re-assurance of a protected downside.

The fund like its Oeic sub-fund counterparts, the UK Equity and Global Equity Protector funds offers a quarterly minimum return of 97 per cent.

A minimum 90 per cent of the fund will invest in a diversified portfolio of highly rated fixed interest securities.

The minimum investment is euro 1,500.

The initial charge is 5 per cent, but this is discounted by 1 per cent until July 31. The annual management charge is 1 per cent.


Scottish Life appoints director

Scottish Life has appointed Professor David Wallace as a director with effect from July 1.Wallace is currently Vice Chancellor at Loughborough University, where he is a specialist in mathematical physics and parallel computing.Board chairman Tom Ross says: &#34He brings to our deliberations a valuable blend of practical and academic experience that can only be of […]

United Assurance and Unum team up

United Assurance is linking up with Unum to offer its customers individual income protection.The partnership will see United&#39s direct sales force selling Unum&#39s Essential Ability Cover to its clients.Unum will handle the products underwriting, customer service and claims management.Unum managing director Lawrence Churchill says: &#34This product has proved to be a huge success for Unum […]

Murdoch teams up with Softbank for on-line mortgages

The mortgage market is set for a massive shake-up following the launch of a £14m on-line mortgage broker.News Corporation owned by Rupert Murdoch is teaming-up with Japanese firm Softbank to launch a UK version of E-Loan, the largest on-line mortgage broker in the US.Both parties will invest £7m in the UK affiliate of E-Loan in […]

Aberdeen urges investors not to neglect their Peps

Aberdeen Unit Trusts says the Pep industry with £80bn worth of assets is very much alive and has warned investors not to neglect their investments.Aberdeen wants investors to consider transfers.UK marketing director Richard Wilson says: “Just as investors will manage their Isa portfolio, they must also keep an eye on their Pep portfolios and ensure […]

Planning now for the residence nil-rate band

Graeme Robb, senior technical manager at Prudential, writes about the residence nil-rate band and the advice opportunities it presents for you when tax year-end planning with your clients. On our Planning Matters hub, we considered a widow, Margaret, and a married couple, John and Anne, for whom the residence nil-rate band (RNRB) is influencing planning […]


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