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Structured Product Review View – Morgan Stanley IQ

Morgan Stanley IQ – FTSE Defensive Digital Growth Plan says this is one of its preferred plans. This means that following research and cross-referencing against other plans available at the date of its review, IFA Lowes Financial Management, which runs this website, would usually expect to use the plan when advising clients.

It says: “The new Morgan Stanley FTSE defensive digital growth plan offers an attractive gain even if the market is down by up to 20 per cent and as such, we feel that it will have reasonable market appeal, particularly given that it has an ’end of term’ barrier. Counterparty risk should not be ignored, but we believe this plan is worthy of consideration as part of a diversified portfolio.”


Bolton’s China fund can invest in A shares

Anthony Bolton’s China special situations trust and Fidelity Investment Managers Hong Kong have received a licence to invest in Chinese mainland A shares. Fund firms wanting to access the Chinese A-share market have to apply for a qualified foreign institutional investor licence and, once it has been granted, they are given an investment limit. A […]


Standard Life to acquire Focus Solutions for £42m

Standard Life is to acquire technology firm Focus Solutions for £42m. The offer, tipped by Money Marketing last month, values Focus at a 33 per cent premium to its share price on November 8, the day before it disclosed it was in talks with an unnamed bidder. Standard Life says Focus’ technology platform, which includes […]

Moneygate gets cash for buyout bids

Moneygate Group has secured new funding in a bid to buy out investment partner MGT Capital Investments. It says it has strengthened its position with “a new and substantial funding line” made available to the firm. MGT has been able to close the first loan facility made available to the company for acquisitions. In March, […]

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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