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Fidelity International – Equity Growth Defender Fund

Fidelity International – Equity Growth Defender Fund

Type: Oeic

Aim: Growth and the preservation of growth and capital by investing in UK equities and cash to maintain a target of 80% above the fund’s highest ever value

Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000, monthly £50

Investment split: Up to 100% in equities, remainder in cash

Isa link: Yes

Charges: Initial 3.5%, annual 1.25%

Commisison: Initial 3%, renewal 0.5%

Tel: 0800 414181


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