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City Financial – Strategic Global Bond Fund

City Financial

Strategic Global Bond Fund

Type: Oeic

Aim: Growth and income by investing in bonds, interest rate and exchange rate securities while taking synthetically short positions using derivatives

Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000, monthly £100

Investment split: 100% in bonds, interest rate and exchange rate securities

Isa link: Yes

Pep transfers: Yes

Charges: Initial 4%, annual 1.4%

Commission: Initial 3%, renewal 0.5%

Tel: 0845 300 2107


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