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F&C Investments – F&C Barrow Hanley US Trust

F&C Investments – F&C Barrow Hanley US Trust

Type: Investment trust

Aim: Growth and income by investing mainly in the equities of bigger US companies

Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000

Investment split: 100% in US equities and cash

Types of share: Ordinary

Closing date: June 19, 2012 for shares issued under the offer, June 20, 2012 for shares issued under the placing

Charges: Initial 2%, annual 0.75%

Commission: None

Tel: 0800 136 420



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