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Size matters, says AITC

Size matters, according to the AITC, which says bigger trusts offer less charges.

Investment trusts between £10m and £20m charge on avergage1.4 per cent a year, comapred with those over £1bn which charge 0.36 per cent on average.

AITC director general Daniel Godfrey says: “Large investment trusts are an incredibly efficient way of managing money. Lower charges are likely to help them to deliver superior performance over time, although that should be set against the fact they are likely to give a bumpier ride.”


Standard Life enters fixed rate mortgage market

Standard Life Bank is entering the fixed rate mortgage market in a bid to broaden its appeal and capture more market share.The new mortgage, called the freestyle-fixed, is fixed for three or five years at 7.25 per cent. The launch follows the roaring success of the Standard Life Bank flexible freestyle mortgage.The mortgage bank is […]

Isa guides “may spark mis-selling scandal”

An outraged IFA is calling for direct brokers to be banned from printing Isa guides claiming they could spark another misselling scandal.Dennehy Weller & Co believes direct brokers that claim in their Isa guides they have researched the market to recommend the best Isa providers are breaching FSA regulations because many providers pay cash to […]

IFAs get on-line marketing boost

IFAs who need to move their business on-line are being offered help from a new Clerical Medical guide.The guide advises IFAs on how to build their own website to grow their businesses through effective on-line marketing.The life office hopes the guide will allow advisers to capitalise on the skills and experience of its marketing team, […]

ABI appoints new deputy director-general

The Association of British Insurers has appointed Stephen Sklaroff as deputy director general replacing the outgoing Tony Baker.He will also be taking up the position of head of public and international affairs at the ABI.Sklaroff was previously a director in the Department of Trade and Industry&#39s energy team and head of communications in the DTI […]


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