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Baring Asset Management launches five sector fund

Baring Asset Management is launching a new five sector fund following research which indicates growing demand for sector investments.

Of 50 IFAs surveyed, 76 per cent say they are now more wary of single sector funds than they were 12 months ago, according to research conducted by Citigate Dewe Rogerson in January 2000.

The Baring Leading Sector Fund will invest in the technology, media, telecoms, healthcare and financial sectors.

BAM UK and Europe head of marketing Rob Page says: “Investors can benefit from the most exciting growth companies in the world, without the volatility associated with single sector funds.”


Savills&#39 fee deal for IFAs who refer loan business

Savills Private Finance is offering to conduct mortgage business on behalf of IFAs who do not want the hassle of selling mortgages. Savills is asking advisers to refer mortgage clients to the company ins- tead of referring the business to tied agents. It will pay IFAs a percentage of the introducer fee it gets from […]

Warm to change in polar climate

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Land of the falling sums

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The Investment Clock: Keep calm and Macron!

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