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Virgin calls for investment change

Virgin Direct is calling on the Financial Services Authority to ensure product providers inform customers that investments can “seriously underperform.”

Virgin Direct marketing manager Gordon Maw is claiming both active and tracker managers should be forced to elaborate on the particular risks.

Fund managers currently need only tell investors markets may go up as well as down.The Financial Services Authority says it will consider the request.


Industry e-scare

Fear is the main force driving financial services industry e-business investment, according to the Confederation of British Industry.The CBI&#39s latest survey with PricewaterhouseCoopers claims the industry is “grappling with the extent of the challenges presented by e-business and what exactly its response should be.”Of the 179 companies responding December survey 89 per cent had an […]

FSA warning on investment chat

Investors are being warned against taking on-line share advice from chat rooms.The move follows a spate of claims that stockmarket pundits in the US could be abusing their position and pushing their own shares investments using the internet.FSA spokesperson Kate Burns says: “Consumers should be careful, alert and be aware what they are reading may […]

SLI bid for nervous investors

Scottish Life International hopes to allay the fears of nervous technology stock investors with a fund .SLI is hoping will win over shy investors looking to get a piece of the high technology sector&#39s action by offering “peace of mind.”The quarterly rolling fund gives 95 per cent capital protection, guaranteeing not to lose more […]

Sun rises on Japanese investments

Lipper has revealed the four best performing sectors in 1999 were Japanese Specialist, Japan, Far East and UK Smaller Companies.Japanese Specialist sector was up 175.5 per cent, Japan up 106.5 per cent, Far East including Japan was up 85.2 per cent and UK Smaller Companies was up 78.3 per cent.In 1999 the average fund growth […]


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