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Baring Asset Management – Baring Directional Global Bond Trust

Unit trust

Growth by investing long and short in Government bonds and
money market instruments

Minimum investment:
Lump sum £1,000

Investment split:
100% in bonds and
money market instruments

Isa link:

Pep transfers:

Initial 5%,
annual 1.75%

Initial 3%,
renewal subject to negotiation

Tel:020 7214 1900


Report says system is to blame, not individuals

Regulation of Equitable Life did fail policyholders but it was the system, not the individuals, who failed, according to the Penrose report. Penrose stresses that he does not “pin the blame on individuals” but says the regulation system failed to provide the regulation that the changing nature of the industry needed. The Treasury, the DTI […]

SOFA&#39S view

I am writing this at the end of my first day as Sofa managing director. It was a hectic day that proved to be everything I had hoped – challenging, exciting and with a warm welcome from the Sofa and CII teams. The issue of professional status, qualifications and competence has been debated endlessly over […]

Menu makes IFAs much cheaper than direct sales

IFAs are revealed to be up to four times cheaper than services offered by their direct-selling rivals in the FSA&#39s menu proposals. Despite a fierce rearguard action fought by the banks and other direct operations, the FSA has decided to apply the menu to them as well as IFAs rather than opting for the proposal […]

Base rate stays at four per cent

The Monetary Policy Committee voted today to keep the base rate at four per cent for another month. Charcol senior technical manager Ray Boulger says: “Whilst the housing market shows no sign of a downturn, the Bank of England is likely to have viewed February&#39s reported sharp rise in house prices as a one-off, hence […]


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