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Rugby stars get help to Kick Start new careers

Glasgow-based IFA Park Caledonia is teaming up with the Professional Rugby Players&#39 Association and the Buzz Recruitment Consultancy to help two international rugby players on to the IFA career ladder.

Scottish international Scott Murray, who has played for the British Lions, and Saracens and Harlequins player Alex Codling will work at Park Caledonia&#39s offices as part of the RPA&#39s Kick Start scheme to help players start new careers when their playing days end.

Codling, who made his England debut earlier this summer against Argentina, is spending one day a week working at Park Caledonia&#39s Wimbledon office.

Murray says: “I am very keen to get as involved as possible with the company. I am looking forward to seeing how things are done at Park Caledonia and finding out if this is something I would like to get involved with when I stop playing rugby although, hopefully, with their financial advice, I won&#39t need to work again.”

Director Dean Goldberg says: “It is very positive and refreshing to have someone that is a professional sportsman and has the right attitude to what we do but is not tainted by being in the industry for so long.”


Credit Suisse bond gets S&P rating

Credit Suisse&#39s corporate bond monthly income fund has been awarded an &#39A&#39 rating by research agency Standard & Poor&#39s.The fund, which is managed by Kevin Adams, has ranked 11th out of 72 funds since August 2001 and 13th out of 74 since the start of the year.Adams says: “The fund focuses on quality investment grade […]

Aberdeen launches risk appetite model

Aberdeen Asset Managers is launching a risk appetite model which gauges extremities of risk in both bond and equity markets.The model amalgamates the markets in order to identify what Aberdeen describes as “key” turning points in investors&#39 perception of risk, where both risk aversion and risk taking are taken at extremes.The fund manager intends to […]

Correspondent&#39s week

Back at work after five days away in South Africa and the depression is just starting to subside. I was a guest of Deutsche Asset Management, which arranged the trip for journalists and IFAs to mark the launch of two funds and its forthcoming rebrand as DWS Investments. Hard life, I know. Arriving at Heathrow, […]

Women&#39s market has potential for IFAs

Growing numbers of single working women across the country present IFAs with an untapped source of new business, according to financial marketing experts BRG Direct. The firm says despite this potentially lucrative market, marketing strategies in financial services firms target predominantly men and are unlikely to prompt responses from women. It says IFAs can take […]


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