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Circus Capital – Smoothed Diversified Growth Fund

Type: Offshore Oeic

Aim: Growth by investing in with-profits funds

Minimum investment: $10,000

Investment split: Equities 40-60%, cash and fixed interest 20-40%, commercial property 5-15%

Place of registration: Cayman Islands

Charges: Annual 1.25%

Commission: Initial up to 4%

Tel 01179 575556



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