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Blackrock – iShares Barclays Germany Treasury Bond ETF

Blackrock – iShares Barclays Germany Treasury Bond ETF

Type: Exchange traded fund

Aim: Growth by tracking the Barclays Germany Treasury Bond index

Minimum investment: Negotiable with stockbroker

Investment split: 100% tracking the Barclays Germany Treasury Bond index

Place of registration: Dublin

Charges: Annual 0.2%

Commission: None

Tel: 0845 357 7000


Lyttleton cuts holdings in absolute fund

BlackRock fund manager Mark Lyttleton has slashed the number of holdings in the £1.1bn UK absolute alpha fund on the long and short side by 20 per cent to create a more “high- conviction” portfolio. He has reduced holdings from 100 to 80, raising the stock concentration. In 2011, the fund’s performance fell by 6.9 […]

Lloyds to shrink its share of the mortgage market

Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut its share of the mortgage market from 28 per cent to 25 per cent. In a call with analysts to discuss the company’s first quarter results last week, LBG chief executive Antonio Horta-Osario pledged to increase the bank’s share of the retail deposit market and reduce its share […]


Fixed-term job call as Smith joins FSA executive exodus

The FSA is facing calls to introduce fixed-term appointments for senior employees after head of investment policy Peter Smith became the latest high-profile figure to quit the regulator. Smith (pictured) will leave in June to become director of policy at the Dubai Financial Services Authority. He joined the FSA when it was formed in 2001, […]

Tax year-end planning with the family

From the Technical team at Prudential Let’s face it, many aspects of financial planning involve a lot of technical detail. At our face-to-face events, we’ve had great success bringing these technical topics to life through the use of practical case studies. Meet the family Prudential’s Planning Matters hub brings together a fictional family and explores […]


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