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Jupiter – Emerging European Opportunities Fund

Thursday, 12 September 2002

Type: Unit trust

Aim: Growth by investing in Eastern European emerging markets

Minimum investment: Lump sum £500, monthly £100

Investment split: 100% in Eastern European emerging markets

Isa link: Yes

Pep transfers: Yes

Charges: Initial 5.5%, annual 1.5%

Special offer: 1% discount on initial charge on lump sum investments

Offer period: Until September 16, 2002

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 0500 050098


Irish Life International – Secured Growth Bond 9

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