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GAM – GAM Star Cat Bond Fund

GAM – GAM Star Cat Bond Fund

Type: Offshore Oeic

Aim: Growth by investing globally in a portfolio of catastrophe bonds

Minimum investment: Lum sum $10,000 or currency equivalent

Investment split: 100% in catastrophe bonds

Place of registration: Dublin

Charges: Initial up to 5% annual 1.45%, performance fee 10%

Commission: Subject to negotiation

Tel: 0800 919 927

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