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Dresdner invests in the UK

The UK is the focus for the British portfolio trust from Dresdner RCM

Global Investors.

British portfolio is an investment trust aimed at medium-risk

investors looking for long-term growth and who want to keep their

money in the UK.

The trust will invest in a portfolio of 80 to 90 UK companies in the

FTSE all share index. At least 70 per cent will be blue-chip

companies including Vodaphone, BP and Glaxo SmithKline that are

also listed on the FTSE 100 index. The remaining 30 per cent will

come from the smaller company end of the stockmarket. However,

the trust will benchmark the FTSE all share index.

It will be managed by Neil Dwane, who joined Dresdner RCM from JP

Morgan in January 2001, where he was senior UK equity portfolio

manager. Before that he worked for Flemings, where he managed

the Fleming mercantile investment trust.

According to Standard & Poor’s, of the 14

investment trusts run by Dresdner RCM, six are first quartile, three

are second quartile, three are fourth quartile and two are fourth

quartile, based on £1,000 invested on a mid-to-mid basis with gross

income reinvested over three years to November 12, 2001.


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