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New Star Investment Funds – New Star UK Special Situations Fund


Growth by investing in UK equities

Minimum investment:
Lump sum £1,000,
monthly £100

Investment split:
37.7% large caps, 34.4% small caps and unlisted,
27.9% mid caps

Isa link:

Pep transfers:

Initial 5.25%,

Initial 3%,
renewal 0.5%

Tel: 0845 6088702


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