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Teather & Greenwood launch VCT

Teather & Greenwood is launching its first venture capital trust, which will invest in a spread of established AIM quoted companies.

Bert Wiegman, founder of European Acquisition Capital, will be chairman of the T&C AIM VCT board. Former Perpetual UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust chairman and GT Unit Managers managing director Jamie Berry will also be on the board.

T&G AIM VCT manager John Sweet says: “It is widely accepted that over time, high quality and well researched smaller companies are capable of much greater increases in value than their larger counterparts. This makes investing in T&G AIM VCT an exceptional opportunity.”


Consumers vote providers top for customer care

Financial services providers have been voted top at looking after their customers in a survey of UK consumers.The research, by the Henley Centre for Royal Mail, found 59 per cent of the 1,000 respondents said their strongest relationship was with their main financial services company such as their high-street bank, rating them the best sector […]

Tep-by-Tep guide

The endowment market may help you in more ways than you think. Recent regulatory concerns have caused many IFAs to stop selling endowments but these products still have a role to play for most advisers in the guise of the traded endowment market.An increasing number of endowment policyholders are becoming aware that they can sell […]

Charcol founder to buy retiring IFA firms

IFA John Charcol founder member Colin Studd is understood to be setting up a new company with the aim of buying the businesses of IFAs approaching retirement.Consifa will offer to buy small IFAs who are approaching retirement by offering an up-front payment, retention of all returns for three years by the adviser and a shareholding […]

Seager attacks &#39fat cat&#39 network chiefs

IFA and Network Whitechurch Securities chairman Kean Seager has slammed big network chiefs, accusing them of being “fat cats dining on the cream” by overcharging IFA member firms.Seager, who set up the Whitechurch Network last year, attracting 50 firms, att-acks the bigger networks for “milking” IFAs through high charges, saying firms get little in return […]


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