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Legal & General is offering investors the chance to manage their investments online

The new multi tracker Isa is aimed at experienced investors who have previously invested in the UK but who now want some exposure to overseas markets.

A maxi stocks and shares Isa, multi tracker allows investors to place any proportion of their money in five FTSE indices, the UK FTSE allshare, the FTSE-Europe (ex UK), the FTSE-USA, the FTSE-Pacific (ex Japan) and the FTSE-Japan, and tracks the performance of these indices.

Investors can move their money from index to index via the internet or by writing to Legal & General.

Although this is not a new idea, the multi tracker is a flexible and useful addition to the market and allows the investor a chance to hedge their bets if they feel that an area has more – or less – potential than others.

According to Standard & Poor&#39s the Legal & General European index tracker fund is ranked 51 out of 83 funds, based on £1,000 invested on a bid-to-bid basis with net income reinvested over five years to July 31, 2000.


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