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War on Want promotes SRI to pensions managers

Charity War on Want is launching a Just Pensions toolkit which is a new information pack for pension fund trustees and fund managers providing advice on how to improve the impact of pension fund investment on social needs.

The moves comes ahead of the first anniversary of the new amendment to the Pensions Act, requiring all occupational pension funds to report on the extent of their Socially Responsible Investment policies.


The walls come tumbling down

A few months ago you pub-lished a very erudite letter from Graham Worrall of Dundee on the subject of the damage which will be inflicted on the UK financial services industry by Government-imposed charge capping, particularly on pension products. As most IFAs will doubtless have noticed, the horrible sticky mess predicted has already started – […]

Skandia to cut annual management charge across fund supermarket

Skandia is to cut its annual management charge across its fund supermarket.Previously, clients paid 0.75 per cent a year on top of each funds’ individual annual management charge.The 0.75 per cent will now be waived for clients with assets of more than £10,000 on the supermarket, and reduced to 0.5 per cent for those with […]

Sarasin – Sarasin Equisar Ex-UK Global Thematic Fund

Friday, 25 May 2001.Type: Oeic.Aim: Growth by investing in blue chip equities globally excluding the UK.Minimum investment: Lump sum £250 monthly £100, Isa lump sum £1,000 monthly £250.Investment split: 100 per cent investing in blue chip equities globally excluding the UK.Isa link: Yes.Pep transfers: Yes.Charges: Initial 5 per cent, annual 1.5 per cent.Commission: Initial 3 […]

L&G threatens to withdraw FSAVC

Legal & General says it is considering withdrawing its FSAVC if the Government does not reinstate tax-free cash on the pension top-up vehicle. L&G could be the first of several life offices to shelve its plan as many believe FSAVCs do not have any place in the post-stakeholder market. It says unless the Government reintroduces […]


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