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Alliance Trust Asset Management – Global Thematic Opportunities Fund

Alliance Trust Asset Management – Global Thematic Opportunities Fund

Type: Oeic

Aim: Growth by investing globally in developed and emerging market equities

Minimum investment: Lump sum £5,000

Investment split: 100% in global equities

Isa eligible: Yes

Charges: Initial 5%, annual 1.2%, performance fee 20%

Commission: Initial 3%, renewal 0.5%



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