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Merrill stays on offshore track

Merrill Lynch Investment Managers is offering a UK fund which will mirror its Standard & Poor&#39s AA-rated offshore Mercury offshore sterling trust.

MLIM compares the new UK Dynamic fund to a decathlete or heptathlete, claiming its ability to outperform the market in all investment conditions shows it is multi-talented.

At least 60 per cent of the new fund will be invested in FTSE 100 index stocks.

MLIM is offering a 2 per cent launch discount on the fund&#39s initial charge, reducing it to 3.25 per cent from 5.25 per cent until the end of the year.

The MOST fund, set up in January 1997, is rated first in its sector over three years as well as top-quartile over one-year and three-month periods.

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