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Govett Isa selector features choice of 17 funds

Govett Investments is offering an Isa selector in preparation for the 2002 Isa season and to take advantage of this year&#39s last-minute rush.

The Govett Isa selector is a new service which offers a range of 17 funds within an Isa wrapper and enables IFAs to create a portfolio to suit clients&#39 needs.

The funds available are divided into four categories – blue chip funds, opportunities funds, protected/index funds and income funds.

The Isa selector includes a maxi Isa with contribution levels from £500 to £7,000 and a mini Isa with contribution levels from £500 to £3,000.

Initial commission is up to 3 per cent, with renewal up to 0.5 per cent.

Sales and marketing director Graeme Sinclair says: “The Isa selector is an opportunity to create a portfolio of investment funds around specific needs.”


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