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Standard&#39s mutual fund platform to offer 75 funds

Standard Life&#39s mutual fund platform, Sigma, will offer 75 funds, 60 of which have an S&P research rating. The rated funds include nine from Jupiter, seven from Invesco Perpetual and five from Fidelity and DWS. Standard Life Investments has the most with 12 while Newton and Schroders have five and four respectively. The platform opens in April.

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Tilney to bring US fund onshore in retail move

Tilney is bringing its American growth fund onshore as part of its strategy to establish itself as a mutual fund provider in the UK retail market. The fund will be available as a sub-fund of Tilney&#39s UK Oeic. It has been run since launch in 1996 by Nicholas Roe-Ely, supported by Jane Drake. Roe-Ely says […]

Public to become financial experts

Consumers will quickly turn into astute financial services “connoisseurs” by 2008, forecasts a report from Mori Market Dynamics. Managing director Jon Francis says more education from sources such as media coverage, the internet, Government and product providers will substantially increase consumer knowledge in the next four years. Francis believes this will change the landscape of […]

Property fund seeks IFA sales

London & Capital is listing its property fund to make it eligible for Sipp and Ssas investment. It says this is the first in a series of moves designed to increase London & Capital&#39s UK onshore business significantly through IFAs and other intermediaries. The fund has seen a return of 14.75 per cent since its […]

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