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HSBC Investments – Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund

HSBC Investments

Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund

Type: Sicav

Aim: Growth by investing in mainly emerging market sovereign and corporate debt denominated in local currency

Minimum investment: Lump sum $5,000

Investment split: At least 60% in emerging market debt denominated in local currency, up to 40% in emerging market debt denominated in dollars

Place of registration: Luxemburg

Charges: Initial up to 5.54%, annual 1.25%

Commission: Initial up to 3%, renewal 0.5%

Tel: 020 7024 0460


Special brew

Giles Hargreave, manager of Marlborough special situations fund, has by far the best record of any UK fund manager. Since he started running the fund in 1998, it has risen in value by 862 per cent compared with a sector average of 135 per cent, turning a £1,000 investment into £8,620.

Time to answer back

With the RDR still very much at the heart of IFA concerns some new viewpoints have been voiced by representatives from SimplyBiz, Cavanagh Group and pi Financial Dixon Sutcliffe, breathing new life into the hot topic.

Gam grabs US smid caps

GAM has added the GAM Star US small & mid cap fund to its US equity fund range.

Broker talkback

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