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Artemis – Portfolio Growth Fund

Type: Unit trust fund of funds

Aim: Growth by investing in a global portfolio of equity funds

Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000

Investment split: Threadneedle limited issue 13%, Gartmore UK focus 11%, JO Hambro UK growth 10.7%, Newton higher income 9.4% Neptune UK equity 8.4%, Lazard UK alpha 6.8%, BWD micro cap growth 4%, S&F Hiscox insurance 1.8%, Artemis European growth 6.5%, Cazenove European 3%, GAM star American focus 7.4%, BDT Invest Asia focus 5.6%, Atlantis Asian recovery income 5%, Merrill Lynch gold & growth income 3.2%, cash 4.2%

Isa link: Yes

Pap transfers: Yes

Charges: Initial 4%, annual 1.25%

Commission: Initial 3%, renewal 0.5%

Tel: 0800 028 3308


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