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F&C&#39s guide points to the Pep opportunities

Foreign & Colonial is publishing a free guide for investors explaining opportunities created by changes to Pep rules.

Pep investment restrictions have been lifted, removing the obligation to place the majority of investments in the UK or Europe and allowing more internationally diversified portfolios.

Another change will allow investors to transfer single-company Peps into a general Pep, diversifying into a broad spread of stocks and shares through unit trusts, investment trusts and Oeics.

The guide aims to give investors a clear understanding of the market and how Isas and Pep transfers can play a valuable part in planning.

F&C says its Investment Trust Pep gives investors a choice of 10 investment trusts in regions around the world. Its flagship fund, the Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust, is aimed at investors hoping to diversify risk on a global basis.

Head of private investor marketing Georgette Harrison says: “The new rules are a significant step forward for Pep transfers.”

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