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Moore is man with the golden touch, says Fidelity

Fidelity Investments claims it has proved that Roger Moore really was the best James Bond.

Its research shows that during Moore&#39s 14 years as the secret agent from the beginning of 1973 to the end of 1986, the average annual return on bonds was 12.3 per cent.

In second place is Timothy Dalton, who played 007 between 1987 and 1995, during which time bonds returned 11.2 per cent a year.

The study, marking the 40th anniversary of the Bond films and the opening of a James Bond exhibition at the Science Museum in London, shows that since the first Bond film was screened in 1962, bonds have achieved an average return of 9.7 per cent.

Head of marketing Rob Fisher says: “Advisers often recommend bonds as a way for clients to balance their portfolios. Although Roger Moore&#39s 14-year reign saw the best return on bonds, they have performed well when held over the whole 40-year period.”


igroup makes three senior level appointments

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What has changed Sandler&#39s mind?

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Jackman wins battle at FSA to save T&C review

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