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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.


AbbeyNat takes an online stake

Abbey National is offering an online pre-stakeholder plan for small businesses which it claims allows employees todo most pension admin electronically.The group flexible pension plan will not be available through IFAs but Abbey insists that stakeholder needs advice and says it has a nationwide team of relationship managers to guide employers.It says members will be […]

Newham to head new IFA network

Sun Life Financial of Canada has picked former IFA network and founder Trevor Newham as managing director of its new IFA network.Newham left IFA Network after it and parent ie group were bought by Misys in March.The unnamed network is designed to let SLFOC&#39s own salesforce become IFAs without leaving the company and to strengthen […]

Nuki&#39s Eye

IFA&#39s should fight for poicyholders against Axa&#39s arcane plans to take over the so-called orphan assets.Independent financial advisers have been handed the perfect opportunity to do themselves, their clients and their industry an enormous favour. They should join forces today to see to it that Axa, the French-owned insurance conglomerate, is prevented from proceeding with […]

Aggressive fund for UK

Franklin Templeton Investments is set to launch a copy of its US aggressive growth fund in the UK next month.The new Oeic, which is subject to FSA approval, will be managed by Michael McCarthy, who runs the £300m US fund.The fund invests largely in young and high-growth companies and is heavily invested in the technology […]

Planning now for the residence nil-rate band

Graeme Robb, senior technical manager at Prudential, writes about the residence nil-rate band and the advice opportunities it presents for you when tax year-end planning with your clients. On our Planning Matters hub, we considered a widow, Margaret, and a married couple, John and Anne, for whom the residence nil-rate band (RNRB) is influencing planning […]


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