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Seminars explain role of Fofs in volatile markets

Edinburgh Fund Managers is running a series of investment seminars for IFAs discussing opportunities in the fund of funds market and their role in complete financial planning.

The 16 seminars in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland run from December 3 to 11. They are designed to explain to IFAs why it is more important than ever in the current turbulent market conditions to monitor clients&#39 portfolios to ensure they are achieving broad levels of diversity.

EFM believes funds of funds offer the benefits of diversification and active management to ensure portfolios are correctly positioned.

The fund manager says its acquisition of Edinburgh Portfolio this year means it is now able to offer a strong range of funds of funds. These include the Edinburgh performance portfolio and Edinburgh fund of funds portfolio, which are both ranked number one in their sectors over three years and show top-quartile performance over one, two, three, four and five years, according to Standard & Poor&#39s.

Speakers at the seminars include Edinburgh Fund Managers managing director of intermediary sales Jon Hodesdon, Edinburgh Portfolio managing director Paul Talbot and other representatives from the Edinburgh Portfolio investment committee. They will also provide an overview of global market conditions and make their forecasts for 2002.

EFM marketing director Marianne Cantley says: “While many investors are choosing to sit on their hands during the current turbulent market conditions, it becomes even more important for IFAs to monitor their existing portfolios to ensure their clients are achieving broad levels of diversity.”


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