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Strutt & Parker Real Estate Financial Services – SPREFS Commercial Property Fund

Closed-ended fund

Growth and income by investing in UK commercial property

Minimum investment:
Lump sum £15,000,
Isa £3,000

Investment split:
19.7% industrial, 25.3% offices, 55% retail

Place of registration:

Initial 5%,
annual 1.25%

Initial 3%

Tel: 0870 420 5511


Crawshaw takes over as Rodrigues quits B&B

Bradford & Bingley group chief executive Christopher Rodrigues has resigned in a move some believe will lead to B&B returning to its core business and selling off recent IFA acquisitions. Rodrigues, who joined B&B in 1996 as chief executive and engineered an unpopular demutualisation in 2000, is moving to San Francisco to become president and […]

SOFA&#39S view

I am writing this at the end of my first day as Sofa managing director. It was a hectic day that proved to be everything I had hoped – challenging, exciting and with a warm welcome from the Sofa and CII teams. The issue of professional status, qualifications and competence has been debated endlessly over […]

Gartmore does balancing act

GARTMORE Gartmore Portfolio: Balanced Strategy Type: Oeic fund of funds Aim: Growth by investing in a managed portfolio of investment funds Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000, monthly £50 Investment split: 55.6% UK equities, 12.4% bonds, 8.9% Europe ex UK, 9.3% US equities, 6% Asia ex Japan equities, 4.5% Japanese equitie, 1.5% emerging markets, 1.8% cash […]

Rathbone sets up division to focus on ethical sector

Rathbone Investment Management has started a specialist unit, Greenbank, to service clients wanting to make ethical investments. Chief executive Roy Morris says Rathbone&#39s ethical investment business has grown to the extent that it has decided to establish Greenbank to further its commitment. He says Greenbank will build on Rathbone&#39s key strengths of independence and focus […]

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Pensions: trouble ahead?

The pace of change in the pension’s space has been little short of astonishing, and has left thousands of employers struggling to keep their pension policy compliant, and also on the right side of current best practice and governance. Many employers, and indeed many in the pensions industry itself, would like to see a period of no change during the next term of government. This would give all sides a chance to catch up and draw breath. 


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