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Virgin One appoints IFA team leader

Virgin One has appointed Anthony Richardson, 35, as head of business partnerships. He will lead a team of five business partnership managers working with IFAs.

Richardson has 16 years of intermediary experience and was formerly national account manager at Abbey National.

The appointment is in preparation for Virgin One&#39s launch into the intermediary market this summer. When the IFA service is launched, Virgin One will offer immediate over-the-phone agreements and 24-hour telephone and internet support.


The immediate effect

As the name suggests, immediate needs plans are for people who need care now or who are on the point of needing it. This area of long-term care insurance has represented a growing market for some time and in the current political climate it is an area which we believe more IFAs should be exploring. […]

ABN Amro – UK Select Opportunities Fund

Thursday, 15th March 2001.Type: Unit trust.Aim: Growth by investing in small, mid and large-cap UK companies.Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000, monthly £50.Isa link: Yes.Pep transfers: Yes.Charges: Initial 5 per cent, annual 1.5 per cent.Special offer: Initial charge reduced to 4 per cent, and 3.5 per cent for Pep transfers.Offer period: Until April 30, 2001.Commission: Initial […]

Morningstar launches online fund rating service

US fund ratings and data agency Morningstar launches its service in the UK this week. The service, which is free to both IFAs and direct private investors, provides online data on more than 3,700 unit trusts, Oeics and offshore funds. The website includes portfolio analysis tools, news, as well as fund performance data and quantitative […]

Artemis u-turns on fund supermarkets

A week after saying it would turn its back on all fund supermarkets, Artemis has made a u-turn, restating its allegiance to Cofunds. The boutique fund manager says its concerns with supermarkets only applied to Fidelity’s FundsNetwork, and that it will remain on the Cofunds platform. Fidelity says its dispute with Artemis centred around charges […]


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