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Standard & Poor&#39s Top 10s

Merrill Lynch Investment Manager&#39s gold & general fund is back on

top of the unit trust table with a return of 46.68 per cent for the

past 12 months. But despite rising returns at the top of the table,

the average unit trust return has fallen to -17.53 per cent from

around 14 per cent at the start of the year.

Korean funds continue to dominate the the top five, with JPMF Korea,

Baring&#39s Korea trust and Schroder Seoul in second, third and fifth

positions respectively.


Standard Life – Executive Pension Plan

Wednesday January 30, 2002 Type: Executive Pension Plan. Minimum premium: Monthly £300 for first member, then £208.33 average for additional members. Minimum-maximum ages: 16-75. Fund links: Standard Life funds – sterling one, fixed interest one, property one, protection one, structured one, index-linked one, managed one, ethical one, international one, stock exchange one, Far East one, […]

Pink Home Loans discounted mortgage

Pink Home Loans, discounted mortgageDiscounted term: 2 yearsDiscount: 1.8% Payable rate: 3.95%Minimum loan: £25,000Maximum loan: £800,000 Income multiples: 3.25 +1, 2.5 x joint over 90% LTVArrangement fee: noneRedemption fee: 6 months interest at SVR for 2 yearsConditions: max LTV 85% Introducer&#39s fee: 0.25%, min £150Tel: 08707 590170

Friends in protected global fund deal

Friends Provident has set up a protected global growth fund forinvestors in its investment portfolio bond.The fund is aimed at cautious investors and those looking todiversify their portfolios by providing access to growth in worldstockmarkets while offering some protection against a downturn.To provide the protection element, the majority of the fund will beinvested in fixed-interest […]

Equitable still to face legal action

Thousands of policyholders will pursue legal action against Equitable despite its compromise scheme being passed by members, says a law firm acting on their behalf.Class Law Solicitors says it welcomes the results of the vote as it stabilises the society but insists legal action will still begin next week on behalf of UK and international […]

Tax avoidance (the fight goes on)

In recent times, we have witnessed high-profile celebrities and sports stars make the headlines for potential tax liabilities on ‘failed’ tax avoidance schemes. We are now used to reading about these individuals, but what about those who advise on such schemes? Read more


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