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First State Investments – Emerging Markets Bond Fund

First State Investments – Emerging Markets Bond Fund

Type: Oeic

Aim: Income and growth by investing in debt securities issued or guaranteed by governments, financial institutions or companies in emerging markets

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

Investment split: 39.1% Latin America, 25.3% central & eastern Europe, 18% Asia, 8.3% Middle East, 4.7% Africa, 4.5% cash

Isa eligible: Yes

Charges: Initial 4%, annual 1.25%

Commission: Initial 3%, renewal 0.5%

Tel: 0800 587 4141



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