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British is best

Framlington has designed the best of British Isa, which invests in

the Framlington UK growth trust and UK smaller companies fund.

Investors can choose their investment split but the standard is 80

per cent UK growth trust and 20 per cent UK smaller companies.

The UK growth trust aims to produce growth by investing in large and

medium capitalisation companies in the UK. It is made up of around 55

to 65 stocks which will be selected if they show above average

profitability, good growth prospects and have good quality management.

The Framlington UK smaller companies fund also aims for capital

growth, investing in a portfolio of smaller companies in the UK,

which are researched with the aid of brokers and analysts.

Consumer confidence in the UK has remained high following interest

rate cuts and there are some attractive stocks to be found among

companies that appear undervalued. However, investors who put more

than 20 per cent into UK smaller companies to boost potential growth

would also be hiking up the level of risk.

According to Standard & Poor&#39s, the Framlington UK growth trust

is ranked 20 out of 294 funds and the Framlington UK smaller

companies fund is ranked 15 out of 75 funds based on £1,000

invested on a bid-to-bid basis with net income reinvested over one

year to January 7, 2002.

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