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Pep investors urged to look worldwide

Baillie Gifford is urging Pep investors to look at investing their money world-wide. The fund manager believes Pep investors who have all their money in UK and European investments are missing out on the benefits of an international portfolio. Baillie Gifford believes investors need to be made aware that they can change their Pep asset allocation and is calling for investors to review their holdings.

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