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Blackrock – iShares Barclays U.S. Treasury Bond Fund

Blackrock – iShares Barclays U.S. Treasury Bond Fund

Type: Exchange traded fund

Aim: Growth by tracking the Barclays Capital U.S. Treasury Bond Index

Minimum investment: Negotiable with stockbroker

Investment split: 100% tracking the Barclays Capital U.S. Treasury Bond Index

Place of registration: New York

Charges: Annual 0.15%

Commission: None

Tel: 0845 357 7000


10,000 Forms on way for MF Global compensation

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has sent compensation claim forms to over 4,000 private investors in the UK subsidiary of collapsed investment brokerage MF Global. MF Global UK has over 10,000 customers in total. Investors with individual accounts have been written to first, as part of a phased mailing programme to different customer types. The […]


Balls calls on Osborne to make Budget tax cuts

Labour Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has called on Chancellor George Osborne to cut taxes in next month’s Budget in a bid to stave off a 1930’s style depression. Balls (pictured) wants the Chancellor to look at a cut in VAT but said if this was impossible he should look to cut any other tax. Balls […]

Arrest made in FSA and SOCA insider dealing investigation

A 44 year old man has been arrested today as part of an ongoing investigation by the FSA and the Serious Organised Crime Agency into insider dealing. The arrest followed searches at one London business and two domestic premises in London and Kent. The man has been interviewed at a London police station. The same […]

Risk-free path to pensions is a myth

Robin Geffen, Fund Manager and CEO Are you taking enough risk? Robin Geffen, Founder of Neptune and Manager of the top performing Global Alpha Fund, discusses the importance of accepting enough volatility in planning for retirement. Click here to read the full article Important information Investment risks The value of an investment and any income from […]


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