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R&SA takes stake in Hodson

Royal & SunAlliance has bought a 12.5 per cent stake in Wakefield-based general insurance broker and IFA RP Hodson (Holdings) Ltd.

The family controlled firm has 11 RIs and 200 staff in offices in London, Leeds and Wakefield.


Kreis dispenses EIS

Kreis Consulting has introduced an enterprise investment scheme (EIS) that aims to produce income and growth by investing in between 30 and 40 established independent community pharmacies in the North of England. The independent pharmacy care centres EIS focuses on pharmacies in the North of England because they tend to be NHS-based businesses, while those […]

AIG Life – Protected Growth Bond

Thursday, 4 April 2002 Protected Growth Bond Type: Guaranteed equity bond Aim: Growth linked to the FTSE 100 index Minimum-maximum investment: £10,000-none Term: Six years Guarantee: Capital returned in full along with 23% growth regardless of the performance of the FTSE 100 index Return: Up to 60% at the end of the term Closing date: […]

Lazard Alpha bits into Europe & UK

LAZARD ASSET MANAGEMENT LAZARD ALPHA ISA Type: Oeic maxi Isa Aim: Growth by investing in the UK alpha and European alpha funds Minimum investment: Lump sum £2,000 Maximum investment: £7,000 Catmarked: No Investment choice: UK alpha fund and European alpha fund Charges: Initial 3.75%, annual 1.5% Special offer: Initial charge reduced to 3.5% Offer period: […]

Our industry should be proud of its record

I hope that the following information may be of interest to your readers.In 1995, I sold a life and critical-illness policy to a friend – called Jane for the purpose of this letter. It supported her mortgage.She argued for some days over the inclusion of critical-illness cover and, of course, said it was not cover […]


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