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Blackrock – iShares Barclays Spain Treasury Bond ETF

Blackrock – iShares Barclays Spain Treasury Bond ETF

Type: Exchange traded fund

Aim: Growth by tracking the Barclays Spain Treasury Bond  index

Minimum investment: Negotiable with stockbroker

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

Place of registration: Dublin

Charges: Annual 0.2%

Commission: None

Tel: 0845 357 7000


Online tool aims to fill gaps in IFA knowledge

Scottish Life is offering an automatic enrolment online tool to help advisers build their understanding of auto-enrolment and employer duties. It says the tool provides IFAs with information on the impact of the reforms and what employers and employees need to do to prepare. It is broken down into six sections, focusing on when the […]

Suffolk Life drawing up L&G range

Suffolk Life is developing a range of RDR-ready savings products for Legal & General ahead of the 2013 regulatory reforms. L&G says it is working with its Sipp arm Suffolk Life to develop a series of fee-based products for advisers. A spokesman refuses to confirm details but says: “We are working closely across all our […]

Move to kick long-duration bonds out of strategic sector

Henderson and JP Morgan are calling for the Investment Management Association to exclude long-duration institutional bonds from the strategic bond sector, claiming that their inclusion distorts the sector’s performance. The strategic bond sector currently does not have any restrictions on duration. The IMA is conducting a consultation with its members on its fixed-income sectors, including […]

Adviser business forecast to fall in focus on RDR

Legal & General predicts reduced adviser activity for the rest of the year and into 2013 as advisers focus on RDR business transformation. Chief executive Tim Breedon says the firm will be focused on growing its workplace proposition and increasing its building society tie-ups. It already has partnerships with Nationwide, Bradford & Bingley and Yorkshire. […]

Brexit Commentary from Natixis Global Asset Management

By David F Lafferty, CFA, SVP – Chief Market Strategist Thursday’s historic Leave vote in the UK will have both immediate and long-term consequences for the global economy and financial markets. The initial flight-to-quality reaction across asset classes has been exacerbated by the market’s misplaced confidence in a Remain victory leading up to the vote. Stock markets […]


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