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FTSE4Good launched by Roger Moore

FTSE is launching a new set of indices aimed at setting a global standard for socially responsible investment.

Unicef goodwill ambassador and former 007 Roger Moore launched the fund at the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday. All licensing fees from the fund will be donated to Unicef.

The FTSE4Good indices, covering UK, Europe, US and global sectors, will list by market capitalisation the companies that pass investment criteria being defined by FTSE and the Ethical Investment Research Service.


Leggmason Investors – Leggmason Investors Extra Income Portfolio

Friday, 2nd March 2001.Type: Unit trust.Aim: Growth and income by investing in unit trusts and Oeics.Minimum investment: £1,000.Investment split: UK equity 43 per cent, cash 1.5 per cent, European equity 7 per cent, global bonds 17 per cent, UK bonds 31.5 per cent.Yield: 5 per cent gross a year.Isa link: Yes.Pep transfers: No.Charges: Initial 5 […]

Mark Harris

With the UK pension market receiving further adverse publicity surrounding Equitable Life, investors are increasingly turning to property as an alternative investment. The past couple of years have seen unprecedented private activity in the property sector, with a significant increase in UK and international investors in commercial property and a substantial degree of growth in […]

Standard Life offers stakeholder with-profits

Standard Life has designed an individual stakeholder pension for April 2001 that gives policyholders access to its with-profits fund.The Standard Life stakeholder pension will include the with-profits fund as the default option. This could benefit clients who are new to investing and who feel nervous about investing in stocks and shares.Where a client chooses the […]

Killik & Co launches Sipp

Stockbroker Killik & Co is launching a self-invested personal pension with a £100 entry fee and no administration charges. Customers will receive investment advice but only pay transaction charges of 1.65 per cent up to £15,000 and 0.5 per cent for higher trades. The Sipp will be marketed directly to Killik & Co clients.


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