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F & C takes a new look at Asia

New@sia is a Luxemburg-based Sicavfrom Foreign & Colonial which is aimedat experienced investors who are lookingfor growth as well as some exposure to theAsian technology market.

The product will invest in companies that are involved in the new economy, covering areas such as information technology, software and internet technology. The geographical spread will range from India to Australia.

These geographical areas offer a great deal of potential but also have a higher degree of risk than similar funds based in the US and Europe as many of the countries are politically unstable and have volatile economies. This is a high-risk fund but there could be high returns.

According to Standard & Poor&#39s, the F&C PF emerging Asian equity fund is ranked 101st out of 161 funds, on a bid-to-bid basis with gross income reinvested over three years to August 28, 2000.

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