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Insight Isa aims for the heart of UK investors

Insight Investment is offering the Insight Investment focus plan, an Isa that enables investors to focus on income or growth.

The Isa provides access to a range of six Insight funds &#45 three are available for growth and three are for income. This is designed for investors who currently have underperforming funds and who are reviewing their existing Isa arrangements.

Income investors can choose the Insight Investment&#39s equity high income, monthly income and global bond funds. The equity high income fund invests mainly in the UK blue chips across sectors such as financials and consumer goods. The monthly income fund invests 70 per cent in equities and the remainder in bonds, while the global bond fund invests globally in government bonds.

Growth investors can choose Insight Investment&#39s UK discretionary fund, UK select opportunities fund and European discretionary fund. The UK discretionary fund invests in between 60 and 80 stocks across sectors such as financials, cyclical services and consumer goods. The European discretionary fund takes a similar approach but invests in Europe excluding the UK. Finally, the UK select opportunities fund invests mainly in medium and smaller-sized companies.

This Isa is a package of Insight&#39s existing funds, but the emphasis is mainly on the UK with some diversity across Europe. The only global fund available is the global bond fund. However, a recent survey by Jupiter found that most Isa investors are sticking with the UK and many are investing for income, so this product could be ideally placed for what is likely to be a slow Isa season.

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Wednesday, 12 February 2003 Aim: Growth by investing in Aim quoted and unquoted companies and fixed interest investments Minimum investment: Lump sum £2,000 Opening/closing date: February 5, 2003/April 5, 2003 for 2002/2003 tax year, April 30, 2003 for 2003/2004 tax year Charges: Initial 5.5%, annual up to 3.5% Commission: Initial 2.5% Tel: 020 7426 3204

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