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Standard & Poors Micropal Top 10s

The top 10 unit trust table saw no new entrants this week, continuing to comprise of eight bond funds, one gold fund and the unique Govett US bear trust. Average returns have slightly improved since the start of the month but both unit and investment trusts are still below -20 per cent for the past year.

Best returns over the past year still come from the Merrill Lynch Gold & General fund. A £1,000 invested a year ago would now be worth £1,311.


City law firm launches N2 guide for firms

CMS Cameron McKenna specialist financial services lawyer Simon Morris has produced a guide to help firms make last minute preparations for N2.The guide, N2 Preparedness Practical Steps for Firms, provides answers to questions such as what needs to be done before December 1, how will N2 impact firms, do firms understand the new Sourcebooks and […]

National Mutual votes for demutualisation

National Mutual members have voted in favour of demutualisation and the sale of the business to GE Pensions. Around 38 per cent of members voted, with around 98 per cent of those voting for the demutualisation proposals. Qualifying members will receive £500 compensation. Qualifying with-profits policyholders will receive enhanced bonuses over time from a pot […]

CIS pension plea to MPs

CIS is writing to MPs in a bid to assure them that product providers are selling stakeholder to its target audience and that compulsion is not the answer to increasing pension provision. General manager (marketing) Martin Clarke has asked to meet with the speakers at last week&#39s House of Commons debate on stakeholder pensions. The […]

Scottish Life launches pensions transfer campaign

Scottish Life is launching an updated pension transfer campaign aiming to help IFAs make more of the opportunities of the £1.9bn transfer market. The life office is equipping advisers with a pack of marketing materials, sales aids and case studies and compliance assistance. The campaign focuses on three specific areas including pensions and divorce, income […]

How can I help develop my professional connections?

Graeme Ballantyne, business consultancy manager, looks at how you can maximise the opportunities through your professional connections As we move through the summer months it’s perhaps a good time to pause and reflect on whether the plans you’ve made for your business are bearing fruit. One area we at PruConsulting know many advisers have been […]


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