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Legg Mason Investments – Legg Mason Asia Pacific Fund

Type: Oeic

Aim:
Growth by investing in companies in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan

Minimum investment:
Lump sum £3,000,
monthly £50

Investment split:
Financials 22.47%, industrials 19.67%, Information technology 18.82%, materials 13.88%, consumer discretionary 6.26% telecoms services 4.7%, healthcare 4.58%, energy 2.11%consumer staples 0.99%, utilities 0.74%, cash 5.78%

Isa link:
Yes

Pep transfers:
Yes

Charges:
Initial 4.25%,
annual 1.5%

Commission:
Initial 3%,
renewal 0.5%

Tel:020 7070 7400

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