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MetLife – MetLife Defensive Index Portfolio

MetLife

MetLife Defensive Index Portfolio

Type: Unit-linked fund

Aim: Growth by investing in six MetLife tracker funds
Minimum investment: Dependent on wrapper product

Investment split: 65% MetLife UK Fixed Interest Index fund, 20% MetLife UK Equity Index fund, 7% MetLife North American Equity Index fund, 4% MetLife Europe an Equity Index fund, 2% MetLife Japan Equity Index fund, 2% MetLife Far East Equity Index fund

Charges: Annual 0.2%, additional charges for wrapper product

Commission: Dependent on wrapper product

Tel: 0845 370 6040

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