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Standard & Poor&#39s Micropal Top 10&#39s

Merrill Lynch Investment Managers&#39 gold & general fund has toppled Govett US Bear off the top of the unit trust league tables after several months in the number one spot. The MLIM fund has returned 24.59 per cent over the past 12 months, compared with the average unit trust return of -19.4 per cent. The remainder of the unit top 10 consists predominantly of income and corporate bond funds.

On insurance funds, property funds continue to dominate, with Allied Dunbar&#39s American Property fund now top.


Teather & Greenwood buys Escalon Holdings

Teather & Greenwood is buying Escalon Investments from Rathbone Brothers in a deal that could be worth up to £2.4m.The stockbroker is paying £150,000 up front for the 5 member corporate finance team, with additional payments related to profits.Teather & Greenwood chief executive Ken Ford says: “The acquisition of an established and respected regional team […]

R&SAIFS teams up with Collins Stewart

Royal & SunAlliance International Financial Services (R&SAIFS) has joined forces with Collins Stewart Asset Management for the introduction of the R&SAIFS Collins Stewart balanced managed fund.R&SAIFS will handle the administration of the fund, while the management will be dealt with by Guernsey-based Collins Stewart. The fund has been structured as an offshore life assurance fund […]

BOE Life International – Trustee Investment Bond

Tuesday, October 23, 2001.Type: Offshore bond.Aim: Income and growth by investing in collective investmentschemes.Minimum investment: £100,000.Place of registration: Isle of Man.Investment choice: Choice of 80 external funds.Isa link: No.Charges: Initial 0.75-1.5 per cent, annual up to 1 per cent.Commission: Subject to negotiation.Tel: 01624 690800.

Marketing via the internet is a must

I have been banging the internet drum to other IFAs for over two years now, so I was interested to see the article “Internet is the key to survival” (Money Marketing, October 11). It seems that, at last, the penny has dropped.It is indeed a very foolish IFA who ignores the internet. It will never […]


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