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Axa launches three new equity funds

Axa is launching three new aggressively managed equity funds as part of its attempt to become a top-five provider in the retail mutual funds market.

The Oeic based funds will also be available as Isas. The funds are UK opportunities, world opportunities and European opportunities.

AXA Fund Managers investment marketing head Mick Stirrup says: “The addition of these funds completes the set in terms of the retail funds we offer investors in the UK and offers our customers additional choice in European and world markets.”


Teachers fixes its mortgage plan

Teachers Building Society has introduced the fixed rate mortgage plan. Aimed at first time buyers and people looking to remortgage, the plan has a fixed rate of 5.99 per cent for the first three years of the mortgage for loans of up to 90 per cent of valuation. After this it will revert to the […]

Gartmore ties focus fee to performance

Gartmore is to pioneer a new performance-related charging structure on its range of focus funds, as exclusively revealed on Money Marketing Online last week. The five focus funds – American, European, glo bal, Japan and UK – will have a standard annual fee of 1.5 per cent, increasing to 2 per cent after January 31, […]

UK unit trusts down over 2000

UK unit trusts dropped on average by 3.29 per cent in 2000, according to fund information company Lipper. This was the first full year decline in mutual funds since 1994. UK focussed funds did not do as badly as many other regions due to smaller weightings in technology stocks. The UK equity income sector, the […]

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Rise of the machines

Head of Sustainable Investing at Royal London Asset Management, Mike Fox, looks at the case for including artificial intelligence within a sustainable investment strategy. Read the article in full here The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up and investors may not get […]


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