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Invesco Powershares -Powershares FTSE RAFI 1000

Invesco Powershares

Powershares FTSE RAFI 1000

Type: Exchange traded fund

Aim: Growth by tracking the Research Affiliates Fundamental Index

Minimum investment: Negotiable with stockbroker

Investment split: 100% tracking the Research Affiliates Fundamental Index

Place of registration: Dublin

Isa link: Yes

Pep transfers: Yes

Charges: Annual 0.75%

Commission: None

Tel: 020 7065 3182


Investment chief for Axa & Winterthur

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Seven Dials adds third fund

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