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Foreign & Colonial launches Luxembourg-based Sicav

New @sia is a Luxembourg-based Sicav from Foreign & Colonial which is aimed at experienced investors who are looking for growth, as well as some exposure to the Asian technology market.

The product will invest in companies that are involved in what is becoming known as the &#39new economy&#39. This covers areas such as information technology, software and internet technology. The geographical spread will vary from India to Australia.

These geographical areas offer a great deal of potential but also have a higher degree of risk than similar funds based in the USA and Europe. This is because many of the countries covered are politically unstable and as a result have volatile economies. This is a high risk fund, but if all goes well there will be high returns.

According to Standard & Poor&#39s the Foreign & Colonial PF emerging Asian equity fund is ranked 112 out of 159 funds, based on £1,000 invested on a bid to bid basis with gross income reinvested over three years to August 7, 2000.


Halifax jumps on flexible mortgage bandwagon

Halifax has jumped on the flexible mortgage bandwagon with the Halifax flexible tracker mortgage.Flexible tracker has a five year term and starts out at a rate of 0.35 per cent below the Bank of England base rate for the first six months. It then reverts to a rate of one per cent above the base […]

&#39Stakeholder will fail without advice&#39

The LIA claims stakeholder will fail to reach its target audience without the involvement of advisers.In its response to the FSA&#39s recent draft rules and regulations, it says stakeholder is unlikely to encourage many individuals at the lower end of the savings market to take personal responsibility for retirement provision.The LIA believes stakeholder will just […]

Massive IFA backing for status quo

An overwhelming majority of IFAs have backed the current rules on polarisation in a poll conducted by Money Marketing this week.One hundred IFAs were asked for their position on full polarisation and 87 gave their full backing over other options put forward by London Economics. The results are a massive endorsement of the status quo.IFAs […]

Polarisation campaign to open up the debate

Money Marketing this week launches its Poles Apart campaign in a bid to inject some sense into the polarisation debate.The aim is to push the debate out of the smoke-filled rooms of the Treasury and the FSA and into the public domain. Obviously, any change to the regime should wait until a proper assessment of […]

Trusts and Taxations

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