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Premier launches bespoke portfolio management service

Premier Fund Managers is launching a tailor-made portfolio management service for investors in zero-dividend preference shares of split capital investment trusts.

Premier will individually build a portfolio to match their clients investment needs.

The bespoke service has a minimum investment of £100,000, there are no initial charges but the annual management charge is 1.25 per cent a year.

Premier&#39s managing director Jonathan Fry says: &#34The market has overlooked the fact there has been a number of new issues over the last few months, creating a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of the huge supply and high yields now available.&#34


Northern Venture Capital Trust 2 raises £20.8m

Venture capital trust Northern 2 VCT is closing its share issue after raising £20.8m from over 1,200 private investors.The trust, managed by Northern Venture Managers, will have a generalist theme investing in a range of companies.It will invest 75 per cent of the capital in later stage deals of up to £3m, but averaging £1m.The […]

IFA to be winners in Scottish Equitable marketing campaign

Scottish Equitable is giving away top of the range Pentium II PC notebook&#39s in a competition to mark its marketing campaign for group pension technology.The campaign highlights the time that could be saved by utilising its latest technology, which includes its SmartScheme CD-Rom.The competition requires IFAs to collect eight CD icons from within the SmartScheme […]

Friends Provident reports 64 per cent jump in new business

Friends Provident have reported a 64 per cent jump in new business premiums for the first half of 1999.The life office says equivalent premium income was up £74m to £189m from £115m compared to the same period last year.Single premium business saw the greatest rise, up 107 per cent to £1,010m fro £487m last year, […]

FOG calls for stakeholder exemption on some GPPs

Financial Options Group is calling for firms paying 3 per cent or more into company group personal pension schemes to be exempted from having to offer Stakeholder pensions.In its response to the Department of Social Security&#39s Consultation Brief No. 2, the network says if a GPP scheme meets the necessary standards there should not be […]

Flexible reversionary trusts and estate planning

The suitability of different estate planning solutions will depend on the individual’s own circumstances, needs and objectives. When considering the different solutions available there is a trade-off between inheritance tax (IHT) efficiency and access. Overall a flexible reversionary trust provides a greater level of flexibility than a discounted gift trust and can offer individuals a […]


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