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St James&#39s Place increases business in 2000

St James&#39s Place increased its total new business by 42 per cent to £185m from £130m over 2000, with unit trust sales up by 122 per cent.

Its business figures for 2000 show St James&#39s Place increasing its funds under management by 24 per cent to £5.7bn from £4.6bn, with staff numbers increasing by 8 per cent to 1,050 from 972.

St James&#39s Place group chief executive Mike Wilson says: “We are delighted new business growth exceeded 40 per cent for each quarter. The last quarter was the highest of the year.”


Quester appoints director of corporate development

Independent venture capital company Quester is appointing Martin Williams as director of corporate development . Williams spent 12 years at accountants Coopers & Lybrand, where he became a senior manager, before spending 10 years in corporate finance with Laurence Prust. He became an executive director of Credit Commercial de France (UK) when its French parent, […]

Manx cats will get the cream

“Please would you tell me,” said Alice a little timidly, “why your cat grins like that?” “It&#39s a Cheshire cat,” said the Duchess, “and that&#39s why.” (Alice&#39s Adventures in Wonderland, 1865). If you are among the one in five UK IFAs who sells offshore products to your clients, you will be smiling like Lewis Carroll&#39s […]

ProVen Private Equity – ProVen Media VCT

Monday, 29th January 2001.Aim: Growth by investing in unquoted media related companies and intellectual property rights.Minimum investment: £5,000.Opening-closing date: February 6, 2001-April 5, 2001 for this tax year, April 30, 2001 for next tax year.Charges: Initial 5 per cent, annual 1.5 per cent in year 1, 2 per cent in year 2, 2.5 per cent […]

&#39Use stakeholder to push responsible investment&#39

Co-operative Insurance Society is urging the Government to use stakeholder as an opportunity to raise awareness of socially responsible investment. CIS says the Government needs to ensure customers are fully aware of the investment principles behind any pension scheme. All stakeholder pensions currently have to produce a statement of investment principles but there are no […]

Choose life…

Sarah Scott  – Marketing Consultant, Royal London  This month sees the return of Renton, Sickboy, Begbie and Spud in the sequel to the film Trainspotting. Just over 20 years later, we return to see exactly how life treated the characters whose lifestyle was less than ideal back in 1996. Did they choose a job, choose […]


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