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Skandia unveils fund managers for global best ideas fund

Skandia has named the ten fund managers who will participate in the global best ideas fund which launches on June 13.

UK Funds
Stephen Whittaker-New Star
Mark Tyndall-Artemis
Richard Plackett-MLIM
Ashley Willing-Gartmore
Roger Whiteoak-AXA Framlington

US Fund
Tom Walker-Martin Currie

Europe Fund
Crispin Odey-Odey

Emerging Markets Fund
Angus Tulloch-First State

Japan Fund
Nathan Gibbs-Schroders

Asia Fund
Hugh Young-Aberdeen


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Lockyer quits financial services

Former Berkeley Berry Birch chief executive Cliff Lockyer has ended his 34-year career in financial services after stepping down as chairman of Synaptic. He is replaced by Tory MP John Maples whose roles have included deputy party chairman and Shadow Foreign Secretary as well as having been chairman of Saatchi and Saatchi Government Communications for […]

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Following on from last week’s ‘Money isn’t everything’ speech from David Cameron Shadow Chancellor George Osborne moved further away from traditional perceptions of the Tory Party telling the BBC the next Conservative manifesto will not pledge tax cuts.

Flexible reversionary trusts and estate planning

The suitability of different estate planning solutions will depend on the individual’s own circumstances, needs and objectives. When considering the different solutions available there is a trade-off between inheritance tax (IHT) efficiency and access. Overall a flexible reversionary trust provides a greater level of flexibility than a discounted gift trust and can offer individuals a […]


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