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Prestbury in network talks

Prestbury is looking for acquisitions and is in talks with a number of mortgage networks with deals set to be announced by October. It says it completed a record 130m worth of new mortgage business in July.

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BTL leaseback firm listing on Aim

Buy-to-let property company Ely Group is listing on Aim this week. The Dublin company is coming to the market valued at 11m with plans for further UK expansion. The firm is best known for offering the opportunity to invest in the housing market on a10-year leaseback scheme.

A competitive hedge in delivering returns

The worldwide growth of hedge funds over the past 10 years has been amazing. There are now more than 8,000 hedge funds with over $1tn of assets under man- agement. Recent publicity about the earnings of some of the top managers in the field has raised the profile of this supposedly new phenomenon even further.

Feast of the assumptions

This week, I will conclude my series of articles on recent and imminent developments in the pension world. In my last article, I looked at issues relating to the pro- jection of benefits from final-salary schemes and state pensions. Here, I will move on to the projection of money-purchase benefits, paying particular attention to the impact of statutory money-purchase illustrations.

Global income: preparing for a rate rise…

In the five years since we launched the Artemis Global Income Fund, its manager Jacob de Tusch-Lec has built a distinctive portfolio that is first among its peers. Here he explains why his “quality, cyclical and value yield” stocks, and flexible approach, leave the fund better placed to benefit from uncertainty than funds that depend […]

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