Fidelity tops the unit trust and Oeic table for the group with the highest amount of national press ...
Fidelity tops the unit trust and Oeic table for the group with the highest amount of national press coverage in February.
Presswatch takes into account the number of mentions a group receives in a particular area of financial services and scores them according to positive and negative mentions. For the seventh month in a row, Fidelity has received more positive press coverage than any other group and is followed in the tables by Aberdeen Asset Management and ABN Amro.
Tim Crane, marketing director at Presswatch, said: "Fidelity has grabbed the most and best attention, achieving 95 mentions in February, almost two-thirds of which were judged to be positive by our analysts. The standing of its products seems to be rising. In February 2000 it achieved exactly the same number of mentions but only just over half of them were positive."
A higher number of positive mentions but also far fewer negative mentions pushed Hendersons up in to fifth place, whereas in January it was listed as 10th.
For investment trusts, Foreign & Colonial squeezed out Hendersons to take top place in the February tables, even though Henderson received more mentions in the nationals.
Standard Life headed up the pensions table, followed by Legal & General, while Clerical Medial was boosted in the tables in February due to the announced deal between its parent group Halifax and Equitable Life. The plans for Clerical Medical to administer Equitable Life funds was seen as good news for Equitable policy holders, according to the Presswatch report.
Sipps were receiving more attention by the press as more groups moved to offer them, especially in online services in a manner similar to self-select Isas.
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