Fidelity has made a further six of its Luxemburg-domiciled funds available to Isa investors. They are Asian special situations, emerging markets, Latin America, America, Euro blue chip and international bond.
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Property repossessions soared by 65 per cent last year and there are predictions that the figures will be almost double 2005 levels within three years.The Council of Mortgage Lenders reveals in documents to be released this week that repossessions were up from 10,310 in 2005 to 17,000 in 2006. This year’s total is expected to […]
Investec is changing the name of its UK value fund to UK special situations from March 3. The firm says the new name reflects the way the fund is run by Alastair Mundy and team.
The Revenue is to tax cash incentives offered by employers to persuade workers to transfer out of final-salary pension schemes.The move has led to predictions that the controversial practice will be wiped out or become less widespread.Concerns have arisen that lump-sum incentives could lead employees to transfer out of schemes when it would be in […]
After years of a slowly brewing economic recovery, the UK has seen a strong rise in growth in recent months. Mark Martin, manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, discusses the strength of this recovery and whether it is sustainable.
In the video, Martin addresses the following:
• Structural features supporting the UK economy
• UK mid-caps and the potential for M&A activity
• Valuations and opportunities in house builders
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