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Duncan&#39s Discounts

Investment Editor Chris Duncan sets out some of the best deals in the

Isa market

Gartmore is offering a 2 per cent discount off the initial charge on

investments into its focus funds until April 30. The initial charge

is now 3 per cent. The fund manager is also reducing the initial

charge on its cautious managed fund to 3 per cent, a 0.5 per cent


Isis Asset Management is reducing the initial charge by 1 per cent

across the whole range of Isis-branded funds. Funds carry a 4 per

cent initial charge.

The initial charge on M&G&#39s three fund of funds portfolios – the

UK growth, balanced and cautious managed – is being discounted to 3

per cent from 4 per cent until the end of the tax year. The

Prudential distribution trust is being discounted to 2 per cent from

3 per cent until June 27.

Threadneedle is discounting the initial charge on its UK corporate, strategic

and high-yield bond funds by 0.75 per cent to 3 per cent until April

5. IFAs can either waive the discount or take it as commission.

Framlington is offering a 1 per cent discount on funds, including its

blue chip, equity income, health, high income, UK growth, UK select

opportunities and UK smaller companies funds. They will have a 4 per

cent initial charge until April 5, except for its health fund, which

will charge 4.25 per cent, and the smaller companies fund, which will

charge 4.5 per cent.


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