Funds in the UK all companies sector saw net outflows of nearly £690m in March, according to the Investment Management Association, making the sector the least popular among retail investors. In February, the sector saw outflows of £133m.
The Consulting Consortium and Intellego have joined forces to offer training programmes designed to help advisers pass QCF level four. TCC says programmes are based on individual firms’ needs and packages are available for both written and alternative exams. It says the training is based on Apex standards, which all QCF level four qualifications are […]
Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a pre-tax operating loss of £21m for the first quarter of 2010 up more than 50 per cent from the £44m loss recorded for the same period last year.
GLG closed the Ucits III version of its UK alpha select fund on May 5 after the fund reached its asset target of £195m. The fund was launched in February 2010 and is managed by the UK equity team, headed by John White.
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