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Blackrock – iShares Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Swap

Blackrock – iShares Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Swap

Type: Exchange traded fund

Aim: Growth by tracking the S&P GSCI Dynamic Roll Capped Commodity 35/20 Index

Minimum investment: Negotiable with stockbroker

Investment split: 100% tracking the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index

Place of registration: Dublin

Charges: Annual 0.46%

Commission: None

Tel: 0845 357 7000


Government tightens asset-backed pension contribution rules

PricewaterhouseCoopers says changes to HMRC rules on asset-backed pension contributions will force schemes to revisit previously agreed funding deals. In November last year the Government tightened rules around the arrangements, which involve a pension scheme using assets to help plug deficits. PwC says revised rules announced today reduce the types of arrangements that will be […]

Former Threadneedle trader investigated for alleged rogue trade

A former trader at Threadneedle is being investigated after an alleged rogue trade was stopped by the asset manager. The Financial Times and Telegraph report that the City of London police and FSA are investigating an individual who is claimed to be a junior trader formerly with the asset manager’s investment arm. A statement from […]


RBS posts £2bn loss for 2011

Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a loss of £2bn, making 2011 the fourth year running the lender has failed to make a profit. The loss, which is larger than was expected by analysts, comes after the bank was hit by £850m of payment protection insurance misselling claims and a writedown of sovereign debt worth […]

Invesco Perpetual launches three multi-asset funds

Invesco Perpetual has launched three balanced funds managed by chief investment officer Scott Wolle. The Invesco Perpetual balanced risk 6, 8 and 10 funds are launched this week and sit in the IMA specialist sector. The funds’ individual exposure to equities, bonds or commodities can move from a maximum 50 per cent weighting to a […]

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Fit for Work: guidance for employers published

On Friday, the Department for Work and Pensions published its guidance for employers on using the new Fit for Work (FfW) service to help ill employees return to the workplace. It also includes more details on the tax exemption for medical interventions that commenced on 1 January 2015.


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