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property boom prediction for pension funds

Solicitor Charles Russell believes pension funds are increasingly investing in commercial properties because of fears of stockmarket volatility.

But it warns of a serious shortage of good quality property sites – pointing out funds are mainly interested in industrial sites in the south east and office sites along the M4 motorway corridor.

Charles Russell partner Juliusz Wodzianski says: “Planning guidelines are making it more difficult to obtain permission for out of town developments, so there&#39s new interest in industrial sites.”


Old Mutual appoints head of sales

Old Mutual Fund Managers has appointed Andrew Lightbown as head of sales.Lightbown was previously director of investment sales at Threadneedle Investments.He says: “I am thrilled to be joining Old Mutual at this time. The company has exciting and ambitious plans for growth of its unit trust business, and I am looking forward to contributing to […]

Pensions Management Institute fears defined benefit schemes could be sidelined

The Pensions Management Institute fears the proposed tax changes to pensions will marginalise defined benefit schemes.It is warning that unless concurrent membership is allowed, the proposed tax changes will erect a barrier between stakeholder pensions and DB schemes.To overcome this, the PMI says a way must be found to let members of defined contribution and […]

Charges too high on new endowments says Institute of Actuaries

People taking out new endowments should seek advice according to the chairman of a working party investigating the mortgages. John Jenkins issued the warning after the Institute of Actuaries working party on endowment mortgages found three quarters of new endowments have charges which are too high and that the products are no longer suitable for […]

HSA wins IFA award

HSA Healthcare has been voted by IFAs as the best provider of hospital cash plans at the 1999 Health Insurance Awards.Collecting the award, HSA head of corporate sales and marketing Peter Drummond said: “Winning this award is particularly satisfying as we only officially entered the IFA market relatively recently and already we have managed to […]

Mark Page: “A good time to be a European fund manager”

With European markets picking up in early 2015, Mark Page, Artemis European Opportunities Fund manager, discusses the ‘macro’ drivers and whether the improvements are sustainable. Largely driven by economic stimulus by the European Central Bank, European stockmarkets have performed strongly so far in 2015. Mark discusses the relative merits and sustainability of ECB policy with […]


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