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GAM – GAM Star Global Quality Fund

GAM – GAM Star Global Quality Fund

Type: Offshore Oeic

Aim: Growth by investing globally in the equities of companies mainly in developed countries and other assets where appropriate

Minimum investment: Lump sum £6,000, euro 10,000, $10,000

Investment split: 100% in global equities and other assets

Place of registration: Dublin

Charges: Initial up to 5%, annual 1.45% plus annual 0.15% manager fee

Commission: Subject to negotiation

Tel: 0800 919 927


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Buy-to-let specialists predict there could be a price war as lenders struggle to achieve lending targets with residential mortgages. Throughout July, The Mortgage Works, NatWest Intermediary Solutions and Skipton Building Society have reduced the rates on their buy-to-let products by 0.4 per cent, 1.4 per cent and 0.3 per cent respectively. Buy To Let Funding […]

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Simon Fletcher

Auto-enrolment: pay attention or pay the price

By Simon Fletcher

As a chief executive officer of a business in the financial services sector, I have been dealing with the introduction of auto-enrolment for our clients for some time, but I can also speak from an employer’s point of view, having to go through the process ourselves.


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