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SVM flagship fund grows by 17 per cent

Scottish Value Management has announced its flagship fund, the UK Growth Fund has reached its seventh anniversary at the top of the tables in its sector.

The fund manager&#39s monthly update for September reports the fund achieved growth of 17 per cent in the year ending August 23 making it first out of 49 in the sector.

The SVM New Economy Fund reports gains of 14 per cent over the same period.


LIA fears fallout from fees

The LIA is warning that people directed to IFAs by decision trees will be put off by the fees they are asked to pay.The warning comes in the LIA&#39s latest submission to the FSA on CP61, the consultation paper on decision trees.Public affairs director John Ellis claims fees could amount to £300 per client.In the […]

Merrill Lynch – MST Digital Europe Fund

Friday, 29th September 2000.Type: SICAV.Aim: Growth by investing in European technology companies.Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000, monthly £50.Place of registration: Luxemburg.Investment split: UK 25 per cent, France 19 per cent, Germany 12 per cent, Netherlands 10 per cent, Scandinavia 9 per cent, others 25 per cent.Yield: Nil.Charges: Initial 5.25 per cent, annual 1.5 per cent.Commission: […]

Look at the wider pension picture

With all the hullabaloo surrounding the introduction of stakeholder pensions, it is easy to forget other pension products are alive and kicking.Although stakeholder will undoubtedly affect the pension market, its appeal will not be universal. After all, the stakeholder market is narrow, targeting people earning between £9,000-£20,000 a year who are not already members of […]

Training or takeover?

Are IFAs a dying breed? A drop in the value of IFA firms, compounded by a lack of new blood entering the profession, is raising questions about the future of IFAs as a whole.IFA Portfolio says advisers can no longer rely on the sale of their businesses to fund their pensions as these businesses are […]

Can you put a hat on?

By Sarah Scott, marketing consultant You might think the question in the title is a strange one. Perhaps even more so when you learn that it’s one of several asked as part of an assessment for Employment Support Allowance eligibility in the opening scenes of the 2016 film, ‘I, Daniel Blake’. Daniel is a carpenter […]


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