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Schroders joins Portfolio&#39s fund of funds

Schroders European Fund is to become part of Portfolio Fund Management’s European fund of funds.

The £309m Schroders European fund, which is managed by Mark Pignatelli, will become of one of the 11 funds making up Portfolio’s European fund.

Portfolio will invest £1.4 million in the Schroders fund.


The £90bn phone bill

What a difference a year makes. As the new millennium approached, growing optimism for future demand for mobile internet access and email, combined with a glut of corporate activity, led to a furious buying frenzy and spiralling returns for mobile telecoms shareholders. Fuelled by the rapid acceleration of mobile phone usage and growing excitement over […]

[Investment Brief] Fund fundamentals

The AITC&#39s “its” campaign is to start its second phase in January with the launch of another television campaign. Do you believe this is an effective method for getting the “its” message across? RC: The “its” campaign has been more than effective in terms of creating name awareness of investment trusts. However, it would be […]

&#39Explain savings in switching mortgages&#39

Only 20 per cent of borrowers believe changing their mortgage would make them better off, according to The Mortgage Operation. But TMO says the maj ority of borrowers on variable-rate mortgages, who account for more than 60 per cent of all borrowers, could save money by changing mortgages. The network says the survey demonstrates a […]

Who will be casualties of mortgage regulation?

The nightmare for the mortgage industry is that lenders, besides selling mortgages, may have to turn themselves into mini regulators. With the FSA in little mood to compromise, lenders are distinctly unhappy. This was particularly evident at last week&#39s Council of Mortgage Lenders conference, where chairman Philip Will iamson asked providers to raise their hands […]


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