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Fidelity raising £162m on Anthony Bolton’s China fund

The Fidelity China special situations investment trust is to raise another £162m through a C-share issue.

The fund, which was the largest investment trust launch of the last 12 months, will offer 166.25m C-shares with an issue price of 100p per share.

Net of expenses, the issue will raise £162.1m.

The trust is still trading at a 3.87% premium, despite Fidelity’s attempts to reduce its shares to the net value of their assets and worries of overheating in emerging markets.



FSA analysis fails to value role of advisers

The FSA’s cost-benefit analysis of the RDR is “dubious” as it does not measure the detriment caused by a decline in advice, according to Lansons public affairs and regulatory consulting director Richard Hobbs. FSA chief executive Hector Sants wrote to the Treasury select committee in December, outlining the regulator’s rationale for the RDR. Sants cites […]

Mortgages: What will the next 12 months have in store

Lending forecasts for 2011 look like following a similar level to 2010, with the Council of Mortgage Lenders predicting lending will be around the same as last year but with property transactions falling by 30,000 to 860,000. Brokers acknowledge this year will be difficult but some say there will be opportunities. London & Country head […]


A closer look at Hector Sants’ RDR estimates

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Boosting our annuity strategies

Targeting annuity purchase in lifestyle strategies isn’t anything new but we’ve just lifted the bonnet and injected an enhancement shot into the end-point of these solutions. The recent volatility has shot short-term volatility into equity markets and painted a very turbulent backdrop but we’re also equally faced with a stressed fixed interest environment. This can […]


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