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Scarborough sets up specialist brand

Scarborough Building Society is launching a specialist lending brand, Scarborough Specialist Mortgages, for its niche product range. It will initially be offered to selected packagers and those with key relationships before a wider launch.


Burke adds blue chips to UK aggressive fund

Invesco Perpetual UK aggressive fund manager Ed Burke has more than doubled his large-cap exposure in the last year, He has added Royal Dutch and Shell, BT, Rio Tinto, Barclays, HSBC and ICI to his top 10 holdings, saying he is finding better value in large caps than small and mid-caps. The fund holds 24 […]

Where did it go wrong on paperwork?

A friend and client of mine has a small Prudential pension policy (fund value 1,800). He has just received documents and papers for the commencement of the annuity and the payment of the lump sum. The number of pages in these documents? There were 79. In the immortal words asked of the great George Best: […]


The MM Profile: Dr Marius Barnard

At the age of 79, the architect of critical-illness insurance, Dr Marius Barnard, is inexhaustible in his crusade to close the protection gap.

Natixis video: Making smarter use of asset classes

Content supplied by Natixis Global Asset Management This video from Natixis Global Asset Management focuses on Active Share. One strategy for the smarter use of equity investments is ensuring you get what you pay for. According to the company, looking at Active Share can give you a better perspective on where performance comes from. Active […]


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