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BlackRock – Global Income Fund

BlackRock – Global Income Fund

Type: Unit trust

Aim: Income and growth by investing globally in the equities of big companies

Minimum investment: Lump sum £500, monthly £50

Investment split: 100% in global equities

Isa link: Yes

Charges: Initial 5%, annual 1.5%

Commission: Initial 3%, renewal 0.5%



Highs and lows

Arecent reunion of recruitment consultants that I worked with some years back has made me reflect back over my own career within this sector, which I have now worked in since the wonderful age of 25. It was good to catch up with old friends and swap notes about what is happening in the world […]

Curtis Banks completes on Montpelier Sipp deal

Curtis Banks managing director Rupert Curtis has “no concerns” about Montpelier’s Sipp investments after the firm bought the Sipp administrator’s assets. The deal, completed this week for an undisclosed sum, will swell Curtis Banks’ Sipp and Ssas client book to almost 3,000. As part of the agreement, Curtis Banks takes over Montpelier’s existing adviser connections. […]

Safety bonds

The last few months have been uncomfortable for those like me who believe inflation is not yet a major problem. The headline rate has pushed ever higher. In my defence, much of this inflation has been down to VAT rises as well as increases in non-discretionary items such as fuel, utilities and food. Price hikes […]

Children in need

The retirement needs of a father of two who wants to give his children financial protection


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