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First State Investments – Australia Growth Fund

First State Investments – Australia Growth Fund

Type: Offshore Oeic

Aim: Growth by investing mainly in big Australian companies and in companies elsewhere that derive the majority of their business from Australia

Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000, $1,500

Investment split: 100% in Australian companies and companies deriving the majority of their business from Australia

Place of registration: Dublin

Charges: Initial up to 5%, annual 1.5%

Commission: Initial up to 5%, renewal 0.5%

Tel: 0800 587 4141


Aegon looking to sell-off insurer

Aegon is looking to sell-off its 190-year-old life insurance arm Guardian, according to reports. The Sunday Times says Guardian, which has around 500,000 customers, could be sold-off in a deal worth £250m. The paper says private equity firms Cinven and Apollo are rumoured to be considering bids for the business with Goldman Sachs handling the […]


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The Personal Finance Society is attempting to shed some light on what the future holds for the industry with the launch of Tomorrow’s Client, a one day conference designed to look past the RDR and examine the demand for financial advice after December 31, 2012. PFS president Eddie Grant says: “It is really about getting […]


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