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Artemis – Multi-Manager Fixed Interest Fund

Type: Unit trust fund of funds

Aim: Income by investing in a portfolio of fixed-interest funds

Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000

Investment split: Newton international bond 18.1%, Old Mutual corporate bond 16.2%, Threadneedle strategic bond 15.1%, Insight global monthly income 14.9%, Thames River high income 11.9%, Isis strategic bond 10.9%, Baring global bond 7.5%, cash 5.4%

Isa link: Yes

Pep transfers: Yes

Charges: Initial 4%, annual 1.25%

Commission: Initial 3%, renewal 0.5%

Tel: 0800 028 3308


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