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Smooth Return For Manor Park

Manor Park is aiming to deliver stockmarket returns for low-risk investors by introducing a second tranche of its Guaranteed UK Accelerated Growth Fund.

This offshore fund is linked to the FTSE 100 Index and provides a guarantee that all the original investment will be returned at the end of the five-year term, no matter how the stockmarket performs.

Investors will also get up to 120 per cent of the average growth of the FTSE 100 during the same period. Taking an average over the term is designed to protect the investor from sharp falls in the stockmarket, but it also means they will be unable to take full advantage of exceptional highs.

The stockmarket has recently fallen slightly so investors can enter the market at a lower point. The fund is likely to attract clients who are looking to maximise low-risk investment over the long-term. But some investors may not find it so appealing because of its inability to grow beyond five years.

Similar capital protected investments tend to offer up to 60 per cent of the average growth of the FTSE 100. Manor Park is aiming to double that.



Investec man for Dresdner

Dresdner RCM Global Investors has recruited a new head of marketing from Investec Asset Management.Nick Smith (pictured right) will join the company on October 2 and will take responsibility for all of Dresdner&#39s UK institutional and retail marketing. The newly created position will bring together sales support, product development, e-commerce, multimedia, and communications functions.

Death of Tim Miller

Portfolio Fund Management founder and managing director Tim Miller has died following a motor-racing accident.Miller died on September 5, aged 59, three days after the accident at Oulton Park in Cheshire.An illustrious career at several of the UK&#39s top fund management firms made Miller one of the most respected and well-known figures in the investment […]

Move to Dublin escapes review

Eurolife has launched a new income or growth plan which bypasses an Inland Revenue review of high-income bond taxation by using a Dublin-based company.The Eurolife income or growth plan offers 10 per cent income or 30.25 per cent growth tax-free for Isa and Pep investors. Basic-rate taxpayers buying direct investments receive 9 per cent net […]

Henderson looks to the Pacific

Henderson Investors has brought in the Cayman Islands domiciled Asia Pacific fund.The fund is aimed at institutional investors and high net worth individuals who are looking for growth and are prepared to put up with medium to high levels of risk.Asia Pacific will invest in a portfolio of companies from countries that are in and […]

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(Another) downhill stroll — retirement planning

A report published this morning by the CIPD (CIPD Employee Outlook March 2015) provides yet more interesting data to the changing landscape of retirement planning. It should be remembered that we are in a period of genuine flux here given that the default retirement age was scrapped three years ago, and new pension freedoms come online in April. Both of these alterations will have a huge impact on how employees plan for their retirement.


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