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Abbey offers pooled global equity fund

Abbey National Asset Management is adding a new Pooled Global Equity Fund to its fund range. It is an actively managed medium risk fund which uses ANAM’s existing Pooled UK Equity and Pooled International Equity Funds for its exposure. Assets will be split equally between UK equities and overseas equities. Performance will be measured against a composite of the CAPS UK Equity and CAPS Overseas Equity medians. It is available to defined benefit and defined contribution schemes, and to sponsors of group personal pension plans.

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Clerical Medical get ethical

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Neptune launches Japan Institutional Fund

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