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BlackRock – iShares S&P 500 Monthly EUR Hedged

BlackRock – iShares S&P 500 Monthly EUR Hedged

Type: Exchange traded fund

Aim: Growth by tracking the S&P 500 Euro Hedged Index

Minimum investment: Negotiable with stockbroker

Investment split: 100% tracking the S&P 500 Euro Hedged Index

Place of registration: Dublin

Charges: Annual 0.45%

Commission: None

Tel: 0845 357 7000


Premier shuts Euro fund as range is restructured

Premier is restructuring its fund range, including eight name changes, a change of mandate and the closure of its European growth fund.The changes will be implemented on October 31 pending an EGM on October 15. The £3.8m Premier European growth fund is being closed and clients will have their assets merged into the £7.1m Premier […]

Portfolios aid IFAs on ethical exposure

Fund Intelligence has set up three model portfolios for IFAs to create ethical exposure for their clients. The firm has created fund allocation models for ethical income and growth, balanced growth and equity growth. They are available on the Ascentric wrap platform and the firm is in talks with other platforms over widening availability. The […]

New Saga chief Altmann pledges to shake up Omo

Incoming Saga director general Ros Altmann has vowed to shake up the open market option for the company’s 2.7 million customers. Altmann, who will take up the newly created role at Saga next week, wants to use her position to promote Omo through education and says she will make sure Saga’s annuity service “has the […]

Reforming India: just the beginning

By Kunal Desai, Neptune India Fund

As global investors continue to scour emerging markets through the lens of reform potential, India shines bright. Indeed, we think it can sparkle even brighter. We anticipate India’s self-imposed 10-year ‘policy holiday’ to turn into one of the most pro-growth and pro-investment policy calendars seen in Asia in years. The Indian electorate has engineered a historic verdict. We now have the strongest Indian government since 1984, with the pro-market Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) achieving an absolute majority for the first time in the party’s history.


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