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New Star International – Strategic Bond Fund

Type: Offshore Oeic

Aim: Income and growth by investing in US-denominated Government bonds

Minimum investment: Lump sum $5,000, Œ5,000, £3,500

Yield: 5% a year

Investment split: 35% US, 31% Latin America, 22% Europe, 6% Asia, 6% other

Place of registration: Dublin

Charges: Initial 5.25%, annual 1.25%

Commission: Initial 3%, renewal 0.3%

Tel: 00 353 1475 8000


Mind your Ps and Os

This is my last article looking at the Inland Revenue&#39s latest expressed views on husband and wife businesses where, in its view, one of the couple does more work than the other and the non-worker or undercontributor receives disproportionately high rewards.It is essential to remember that the two key factors that need to be present […]

New Star goes steady with strategic bond fund

New Star International has added the strategic bond fund to its range of Dublin-domiciled Oeic funds. The fund aims for growth and income of 5 per cent a year by investing globally in a portfolio of US-denominated Government bonds. The portfolio will contain investment-grade Government bonds rated AAA to BBB and high-yield Government bonds rated […]

Independent view

Do you ever get days when you just want to scream “I don&#39t deserve this”?I still cannot understand why this industry of ours remains so adept at shooting itself in the foot with a consistent accuracy worthy of a Special Forces marksman.For years now, we IFAs have been whispering the mantra clients come first. IFAs […]

nvesta – Super Tracker 35 Plan

Type: Capital protected bond Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index Minimum-maximum investment: £3,000-£2m, £7,000 Isa Term: Six years Guarantee: Original capital returned in full provided index does not fall by more than 40% and returns to at least its starting level Return: Between 35% and 100% growth at end of […]

China’s economic bounce may already be over

By Mike Riddell (17 May 2016) Most people would explain the rally in global risky assets since mid-February as being primarily down to the spectacular volte-face from the Federal Reserve, where Janet Yellen (and others) dramatically toned down their narrative that the Fed would be hiking rates as many as four times in 2016. This explanation […]


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