Thursday, March 7, 2002 Type: Unit trust Aim: Growth by investing in quote continental European securitiesexcluding the UK Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000, monthly £50 Investment split: France 23%, Germany 17%, UK 17%, Eire 12%,Sweden 9%, cash 7%, Spain 5%, Denmark 4%, others 3%,Switzerland 2%, Netherlands 1% Isa link: Yes Pep transfers: Yes Charges: Initial […]
Fidelity's FundsNetwork bec-ame the second fund supermarket to offer re-registration this week, enabling investors to transfer existing investments on to the platform without inc-urring any costs or taxes.The service, known as an in specie transfer, was first introduced by Cofunds in January. It is expected to be the catalyst for wider use by supermarkets as […]
By Rob Burnett, Neptune European Opportunities Fund
In recent months, investors have become more pessimistic about both the European and the US economic outlook and yet stockmarkets have pushed on to new highs. Some would argue that this is a worrying divergence. We would take the opposite view. This appears to be classic bull market behaviour. A wall of worry has been rebuilt, and stockmarket resilience should be taken as a sign of strength. The market is discounting an improving economic outlook ahead, particularly in the south of Europe.
Tax avoidance scheme users need to acquaint themselves with HMRC’s processes Over the past few years accelerated payment notices have been in the news. They have been used as very effective cash flow generators for HM Revenue and Customs in tax avoidance cases where HMRC would otherwise have had to wait until the end of […]
The multi-asset label covers a diverse and complex range of investment funds and approaches. The common characteristic is that they deliver a return profile which reduces the risk of investing in those asset classes individually. Multi-asset fund managers aim to deliver superior returns while balancing the portfolio to ensure that the level of risk being […]
The FCA has published a warning about an unauthorised firm based in Port Talbot that has been targeting consumers. The FCA says it believes the firm, called Talbot Review Centre, has been undertaking regulated activities that require authorisation. Port Talbot has been at the centre of the British Steel Pension Scheme scandal, which has now […]