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Asia the target for Premier fund

Premier Portfolio Managers is expanding its range of offshore funds with the PII Far Eastern Fund.

The fund is a Luxemburg based SICAV and is aimed at investors who are looking for capital growth by investing in the Far East. It will go for a range of stocks and shares, bonds and warrants from countries in Asia and Australasia, excluding Japan.

Premier feels that Asia is continuing its economic recovery from the widespread depression of the 1990&#39s and therefore offers good growth potential for the future. But although many of the countries in the area are economically strong, some countries, such as Indonesia, are still politically unstable and this might create unreasonable risk for some investors.

According to Standard & Poor&#39s the Premier world 100 fund is ranked 81 out of 280 funds, based on £1,000 invested on a bid to bid basis with gross income reinvested over three years to November 27, 2000.


FSA sets out guide to shortfall cash

Endowment holders will only receive compensation if they can prove they were missold a policy and lost out financially. Under guidelines issued for consultation by the FSA last week, compensation will be made on a “fair and consistent” basis but only if endowment policyholders can prove that they have lost out as a result of […]

Train on track for investment boutique

Former GT and M&G fund management star Nick Train is to set up a boutique investment house within the next few weeks. The firm, to be called Lind sell Train Asset Man agement, will be a joint venture with former Invesco Global fund manager Michael Lindsell. The firm is expected to launch a UK investment […]

Aberdeen Assets soar

Aberdeen Asset Management announced assets under management increased by 36 per cent to £21.9bn from £16.1bn between September 1999 and September 2000. The group says the jump results from both organic growth plus the acquisitions of Murray Johnstone and Barclays Property Investment, both completed since year end 1999. Chief executive Martin Gilbert says: “This has […]

AXA chief executive rejects criticism

AXA chief executive Mark Wood has rejected criticism of the company’s new orphan assets scheme. Under the scheme AXA will distribute £250m from its inherited estate with £225m going to policyholders and £25m to shareholders, however critics believe the split is weighted unfairly against policyholders. Speaking at the dinner of the association of consulting actuaries […]

Bonds in 2017: Stick or twist?

Royal London Asset Management Bond Fund Managers Paola Binns and Craig Inches look at why short duration could be a key tactic for fixed income investors during 2017. Read the full article here The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up and investors […]


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