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Standard & Poor&#39s Micropal Top 10s

JP Morgan Fleming&#39s Korea fund is a new entry into the top 10 unit trusts with a return of 11.61 per cent for the past year. At £2.5m, the unit trust is one of the smallest funds on the market, with only a handful of investors having profited from its recent run of performance.

Merrill Lynch gold & general is still the best performer by quite some margin. £1,000 invested in the fund a year ago would now be worth more than £1,350. The average fund is down by -18.48 per cent for the past 12 months.


FSA probing &#39secret&#39 deal on Equitable reinsurance

Former Equitable chief exec-utive Chris Headdon is under investigation by the FSA over a secret deal struck with Equ-itable&#39s reinsurers that compromised the £700m contract used to help meet its solvency requirements in 1999.The investigation could be passed to the Serious Fraud Office but it is not involved at present.The FSA this week rev-ealed the […]

Bupa appoints doctor to business relationship post

Bupa has announced it is appointing Dr Natalie-Jane Macdonald to its newly created post of medical and heath care purchasing director responsible for clinical leadership in the PMI provider&#39s insurance business.Macdonald was previously head of health care policy and development and will now work on developing business relationships with hospitals and medical consultants.

Pink Home Loans – Exclusive Buy To Let 3 Year Discount 75 Per Cent

Tuesday, November 27, 2001.Type: Discounted rate buy to let mortgage.Discounted term: Three years.Discount: 0.76 per cent.Payable rate: 4.74 per cent.Minimum loan: £40,000.Maximum loan: Loans of up to 60 per cent of valuation subject to amaximum of £1m, 61-70 per cent subject to a maximum of £400,000,71-75 per cent subject to a maximum of £300,000.Income multiples: […]

ScotEq&#39s Craig to join DWP review

Scottish Equitable pensions development manager Margaret Craig is being seconded to the Department for Work and Pensions to work with the Pickering review team.Craig will work for three days a week as part of the review, which aims to simplify pension legislation. It is being led by former National Association of Pension Funds chairman Alan […]


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