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Aegon Asset Management – Strategic Assets Fund

Aegon Asset Management – Strategic Assets Fund

Type: Oeic

Aim: Growth by investing globally in equities and fixed income, with some exposure to other assets including derivatives

Minimum investment: Lump sum £500, monthly £100

Investment split: 100% globally in equities, fixed income and other assets

Isa link: No

Charges: Initial 5.25%, annual 1.5%

Special offer: Initial charge reduced to 2.75% for lump sum investments

Offer period: Until March 1, 2012

Commission: Initial 3%, renewal 0.5%

Tel: 0800 45 44 22



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In Focus — May 2015: private medical insurance market in Germany

Welcome to the latest edition of In Focus. In this issue, Jelf examines the private medical insurance market for employers with expatriate workforces in Germany. This includes the common challenges faced in sourcing appropriate coverage, along with a selection of available solutions. This will be of particular interest to HR/reward decision makers with employees based in Germany. It will assess the cultural norms, risks and backdrop that are relevant to organisations with expatriate staff in this location.


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