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R&SA launches &#39Stakeholder Tracker&#39 fund

Royal & SunAlliance is adding a FTSE All Share Tracker Pension Fund to it range of funds.

The fund will passively track the FTSE All Share using a computer model which enable the costs of the fund to be kept to a minimum.

Dealing only occurs when there are changes to the Index or when units are created or liquidated this further assists in keeping the funds cost low.

RSA&#39s pensions marketing manager Mark Birks says: &#34The imminent arrival of stakeholder pensions is putting an increasing emphasis on low fund management charges. The increasing use of tracker funds is a prime example of this.&#34


Shadow Chancellor set to address Sofa Conference

The keynote speech at this years Society of Financial Advisers &#34Update&#34 conference in November will be delivered by the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Francis Maude.The speech will provide IFAs, product providers and regulators an insight into the Tory party&#39s view of the Financial Services and Markets Bill as it passes through Parliament.Maude will also […]

Mortgage life sales drop 25 per cent at CGU Life

New mortgage life business fell 25 per cent over the first six months of the year according to latest figures from CGU Life.The figures reveal mortgage life business dropped £6m in terms of equivalent premium income to £18m for first half of the year compared to £24m in for the same period of 1998.The life […]

PIA fines IFA over pensions review failings

The PIA has fined Hampshire IFA Capital Plans £15,000 over compliance failings on its pensions review.The IFA based in Portersbridge Street Romsey was also ordered to pay £3,500 towards the PIAs costs.Following a visit by the PIAs Pensions Review Monitoring Unit, it was found that Capital Plans had failed to identify and verify a starting […]

Yorkshire based IFA launches asset management arm

Yorkshire based IFA and general insurance broker RP Hodson is launching its own investment armRP Hodson Asset Management aims to offer investors a range of services from portfolio analysis to advisory management on collective investments such as unit trusts and offshore bonds.The firm has appointed Andrew Rattray to head up the firm as managing director […]


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