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Ruffer hits £1bn mark

Investment manager Ruffer has reached £1bn funds under management.
The discretionary portfolio management service for private clients, trusts and pension funds topped the £1bn marker in its 10th anniversary year.
It has an absolute return investment style and has attracted business from quasi-institutional clients.


Many a Sipp

It could have been one of the more interesting case studies to appear in a national newspaper after Hargreaves Lansdown called a client in Norwich who had bought a Sipp. The firm was looking for a family to appear in an article for the Daily Tele-graph but they had chosen the wrong couple. “I did […]

Rensburg Investment Management – Rensburg VCT

Type: Venture capital trust Aim: Income and growth by investing mainly in companies listed on Aim Minimum investment: Lump sum £3,000 Closing date: April 5, 2005 Charges: Initial up to 4.5%, annual 2% Commission: Initial up to 3% Tel: 0113 245 4488

FSA turns focus on equity release and pension unlocking

The FSA believes the next two biggest misselling scandals to rock the financial industry will be around equity-release products and pension unlocking. Speaking at a Labour Conference fringe meeting, FSA managing director of retail markets Clive Briault said although he could not predict the next scandal, he admitted that the regulator is looking very closely […]

Letters Extra

It is revealing that the report in Money Marketing (September 23) on Witan Investment Trust should cite the reason for IFA concern at Witan Investment Trust&#39s choice of managers as being “unknown in the UK retail market.” It seems strange that the primary factor in choosinga fund manager to look after a client&#39s money should […]


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