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Guinness Asset Management – Asia Focus Fund

Guinness Asset Management – Asia Focus Fund

Type: Offshore Oeic

Aim: Growth by investing mainly in the equities of companies trading in or deriving at least half their revenue from Asia excluding Japan

Minimum investment: Lump sum £5,000, $20,000, euro 100,000

Investment split: 100% in Asian equities excluding Japan, derivatives and/or cash

Place of registration: Dublin

Charges: Initial up to 5% for sterling share class, up to 2% for dollar share class, annual 1.5% for sterling and dollar share classes, 1% for euro share class

Commission: Subject to negotiation



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