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BlackRock – European Absolute Alpha Fund


European Absolute Alpha Fund

Type: Unit trust

Aim: Growth by investing long in equities, short using derivatives and in cash

Minimum investment: Lump sum £500, monthly £50

Investment split: 100% in equities, derivatives and cash

Isa link: Yes

Charges: Initial 5%, annual 1.5%, performance fee 20%

Commission: Initial 3%, renewal 0.5%

Tel: 08457 405 405


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