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Franklin Templeton Investments – Templeton Europe Fund

Type: Oeic

Aim: Growth by investing in European equities excluding the UK, debt securities and cash

Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000, monthly £30

Investment split: 100% in European equities excluding the UK, debt securities and cash

Isa link: Yes

Pep transfers: Yes

Charges: Initial 5%, annual 1.5%

Commission: Initial 5%, renewal 0.5%

Tel: 0800 305306


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Europe: banking on a recovery

Neptune video: Europe — banking on a recovery

Arguing that the eurozone crisis is over, watch Rob Burnett, head of European equities at Neptune, discuss the sectors that he’s investing in to harness the recovery. 

In the video, Burnett addresses the following: 

• The primary drivers of the eurozone’s economic recovery
• The turnaround in individual countries’ current accounts
• Sectors best positioned to harness the recovery, without offering undue exposure to risk


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