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Zero CD Rom from Aberdeen

Aberdeen Unit Trust Managers has produced a free CD Rom which explains how zero dividend preference shares work.

The CD Rom gives investors details of daily prices and redemption yields on all zeros currently in issue. Aberdeen is issuing the CD Rom on the first anniversary of its Progressive Growth Unit Trust, and is offering a 1 per cent discount off the normal 4.25 per cent initial charge until September 28. The annual management fee is 1.25 per cent.

Aberdeen managing director Gary Marshall says: “Zeros are becoming increasingly popular with investors. Their low risk characteristics are ideal, particularly as an antidote to the current stockmarket volatility.”


Burrows offers annuity alerts

Morestead director Billy Burrows is setting up a free website and offeringIFAs with email alerts when annuity rates change. The site, www.askannuity, aims to help IFAs who do not specialisein the annuity market to offer the best advice to clients after or atretirement. Burrows has already signed up a number of big annuity providers, […]

Limited advice may be the shape of things to come

As IFAs move upmarket and rely increasingly on fees, financial advice hasmoved into the spotlight as a commodity sellable in itself. It is clear that people are becoming ever more informed at the same timeas a proliferation of distribution channels emerges from which to buyfinancial products. Pretty Technical partner Kim North is fresh from a […]

Windfall shares test case goes to court

The windfall shares test case to decide whether demutualisation shares and benefits should be taken into account when calculating loss in the pensions review is being heard next week. The &#39Needler Financial Services Limited v Taber&#39 case is expected to start on 16 July for three days at the High Court at the Royal Courts […]

Scottish Mutual works with Census

Scottish Mutual has introduced its income and growth plan, which is available as an individual savings account or as a direct investment.Investors have three options — annual income of 10 per cent, quarterly income of 2.4 per cent or a growth option of 31 per cent payable after three years and two months.The plan buys […]

Brexit Commentary from Natixis Global Asset Management

By David F Lafferty, CFA, SVP – Chief Market Strategist Thursday’s historic Leave vote in the UK will have both immediate and long-term consequences for the global economy and financial markets. The initial flight-to-quality reaction across asset classes has been exacerbated by the market’s misplaced confidence in a Remain victory leading up to the vote. Stock markets […]


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