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Pru appoints new marketing director

Prudential UK is appointing Roger Ramsden to the newly created role of marketing director, reporting directly to UK and Europe chief executive Mark Wood.

Ramsden joins Prudential after 20 years in marketing and consultancy with Safeway, The Boston Consulting Group and Unilever.

Ramsden says: “The life and pensions market is going through a period of immense change which presents opportunities to develop new and innovative ways to reach our customers.”


Worst quarter in 10 years for unit trusts and Oeics

UK unit trusts and Oeics recorded their worst quarter in more than a decade over the three months to September 30.The figures, part of Lipper&#39s quarterly fund industry review, reveal the average open-ended fund fell by 15.38 per cent – the biggest decline since unit trusts fell by 18.99 per cent after the Iraqi invasion […]

Grin and bear it

It may seem hard to accept after the horror of what occurred in America but stockmarket collapses are not caused by events – they are simply helped along by what happens.At the bottom of any market, there are always events which cause fear and confusion. Some readers may remember when markets collapsed for what appeared […]

J O Hambro Capital Management – JOHCM UK Recovery Fund

Friday, 19 October 2001.Type: Oeic.Aim: Growth by investing in UK equities.Minimum investment: £2,500.Place of registration: Dublin.Investment split: 100 per cent UK equities.Isa link: Yes.Charges: Initial 5 per cent, annual 1.25 per cent.Commission: Initial up to 3 per cent.Tel: 020 7747 5646. 

CHL mortgage tracker loans business up 28%

Specialist lender Capital Home Loans has seen mortgage applications rocket by almost 30 per cent this year after interest rate cuts increased demand for its tracker loans.CHL, a subsidiary of Irish Life & Permanent, says it received 28 per cent more mortgage applications from January to September this year than it did in the same […]

 Article 50 Q&A: The negotiations to watch for 

Holly Cassell, Assistant Manager of the top-performing Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, discusses the potential near-term impact of Article 50 and the Brexit negotiations that she believes investors should pay most attention to. Read article here Important information  Investment risks  Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not a […]


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