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Gartmore concentrates on Europe

Gartmore&#39s European focus fund is aimed at high risk investors who want to invest part of their portfolio in a specialist European fund.

The fund follows a stockpicking approach and consists of 30 stocks that the fund managers think will provide the best opportunities for high levels of growth. It is also available as an individual savings account.

Unlike conventional European funds which aim to dilute investment risk through a great number of stocks, this fund is not designed to form part of a core portfolio. Instead, risk is concentrated through a high turnover of thirty stocks. This increases the volatility and the potential for greater returns, even if investors are putting a relatively small amount of money into the fund.

This fund has been introduced at the right time for investment in Europe as the market has dropped in the last couple of months. and could create a new trend for 2001.

According to Standard & Poor&#39s the Gartmore European growth fund is ranked 29 out of 90 funds based on £1,000 invested on a bid to bid basis with net income reinvested over three years to January 15, 2001.


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