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ScotMut offers HK dollar WP fund

Scottish Mutual International is launching a guaranteed Hong Kong dollar with-profits fund to coincide with the opening of the Dublin-based company’s new base in Hong Kong.

The product is available to locals and expatriates with product literature in both Chinese and English with a menu of different guarantees.

Investments can be make in Sterling, Euros, US and HK Dollars.


Suite cap would be sour for savings

Ron Sandler&#39s embrace of price-capping on a grand scale is deeply disappointing and deeply hazardous for IFAs although much depends on the FSA.Providers are expressing serious concerns about whether the FSA could do a stakeholder-style RU64 ruling on the planned price-capped suite of products. Even without this, a new 1 per cent regime could prove […]

Carnaby EIS finances Spivs

Carnaby Productions is aiming to raise up to £5m through an enterprise investment scheme (EIS) to finance Spivs, a comedy film set in London&#39s East End.This EIS follows in the footsteps of Carnaby Films, a previous EIS which was used to finance A Flight of Fancy, a film which starred Maureen Lipman, Samantha Beckinsale and […]

Yet another review as MPs probe the pension crisis

The pension industry is to face yet another review as the Parliamentary work and pensions select committee has announced a wide-ranging inquiry into the “pensions crisis”.In the autumn, the all-party committee will examine what role the Government and the private sector has in increasing savings through pensions.The industry has questioned the need for another pension […]

Pru announces new business figures and FAR

Prudential has reversed current trends by announcing healthy new business figures for the first half of the year and a free asset ratio of 11 per cent for its UK life fund.Its FAR at the end of 2001 was12.2 per cent. Prudential has not reinsured or taken advantage of future profits. It says is has […]

What can drive the India story forward?

By Kunal Desai, head of Indian equities, Neptune Since the election of Narendra Modi as prime minister in May 2014, Indian equities have gone on to outperform both developed and emerging markets. A busy period of governmental and economic reforms, a lower oil price and falling political risk have been the primary drivers over this […]


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