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First State Investments – First State Asian Growth Fund


Growth by investing in Asia excluding Japan and Australasia

Minimum investment:
Lump sum $1,500

Investment split:
25.8% Hong Kong, 21.7% Korea, 12.4%Taiwan,11.6% China, 10.1% Singapore, 7.7% Malaysia, 4.5% India, 2.8% Thailand,
0.9% Phillipines, 2.5% cash

Place of registration:

Initial 5%,
annual 1.5%

Initial up to 5%,
renewal 0.5%

Tel: 0800 917 1717


Barclays Global Investors – i-Shares MSCI FTSE Xinhua China 25

Type: Exchange traded fund Aim: Growth by tracking the performance of the FTSE Xinhua China 25 Index Minimum investment: Subject to negotiation with a stockbroker Investment split: 100% tracking the performance of the FTSE Xinhua China 25 index Place of registration: Dublin Isa link: Yes Pep transfers: Yes Charges: Annual 0.74% Commission: None Tel: 020 […]

NDF aims for happy anniversary

NDF has introduced the growth plan October 2004, a FTSE-100-linked capital-protected bond which could mature earlier than the six-year investment term. The bond provides a full capital return provided the index does not fall by 50 per cent or more during the term. Even if it does, investors will still get their capital back as […]

Fidelity opens doors to IFAs

Fidelity will cost an investment forum for professional advisers and IFAs on Friday.The asset management firm will give intermediaries the chance to meet fund managers from the UK and hold a video conference with others from across the globe.The theme of the forum, which is being held at The Brewery on Chiswell Street, is “Why […]

Baillie Gifford makes Sipp debut with low-cost plan

Baillie Gifford has entered the Sipp market with a low-cost product centred on its investment trust and fixed-interest fund ranges. The Baillie Gifford select pension, administered by Alliance Trust Savings, has no initial or annual fees and charges are only made for transactions. These charges include £7.50 for a weekly dealing facility or £15 for […]

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Johnson Fleming set to host webinar on auditing auto-enrolment schemes

With 23 auto-enrolment compliance notices issued by the Pensions Regulator, and an evolving legislative landscape meaning previously compliant schemes may now be in breach of regulation, now is the time to think about auditing your auto-enrolment scheme. Johnson Fleming is hosting a webinar on 9 October at 11:00 on how to audit your scheme to ensure compliance, avoid breaches and fines and overcome data issues.


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