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SME investment service goes live

Online investment service DPO goes live today when it issues prospectuses to IFAs for its first offering, Harrogate-based media business Media Generation.

The direct public offering service gives retail investors the opportunity to invest in small to medium sized companies at an early stage. Investments start at £500 and qualify for the tax benefits of the Enterprise Investment Scheme.

DPO will target companies seeking funding between £250,000 and £3m, below the traditional minimum investment for venture capital.


Cazalet predicts stakeholder slaughter

Influential analyst Ned Caz-alet has predicted that stakeholder willinitiate widespread slaughter in the life industry while claiming that theIFA sector is due for a radical shake-up. In his influential Life 2001 report, Cazalet says IFAs will decrease innumbers by a third over the next five years. He criticises their “generallylimited skill base”, lack of financial […]

Gartmore appoints quantitative analyst

Gartmore is appointing Michael Gleason as senior quantitative analyst, responsible for enhancing the use of quantitative techniques throughout the fund managers operations.Gleason joins Gartmore from Putnam Investments, based in Boston, USA, where he was a quantitative analyst in global stock selection, and was previously with State Street Global Advisors. Gartmore head of strategic research Richard […]

Go Private link-up with Pioneer Friendly Society

Go Private, the wholly owned subsidiary of healthcare provider Exeter Friendly Society, has established an affiliation agreement with income protection specialist Pioneer Friendly Society to offer a health cash plan option with its policies. The joint venture will be available to all new and existing Pioneer policyholders and will offer them self-pay hospital products, loans […]

Looking back in the review mirror

Last week&#39s announcement that Ron Sandler will conduct the review ofretail financial services known as the &#39son of Myners&#39 inquiry has had amixed response from the industry. From many, it elicits groans at theprospect of yet another in a long line of reviews, inquiries andcommissions that have dogged the industry since the early 1980s. CoreyBoles […]


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