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Royal Bank of Scotland – Volatility Controlled Balanced Managed Fund

Royal Bank of Scotland – Volatility Controlled Balanced Managed Fund

Type: Oeic

Aim: Growth by investing in a volatility strategy comprising global exposure to equities, bonds, commodities and property equities through index-based derivatives, and cash

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

Investment split: 100% in derivatives and cash

Isa link: Yes

Charges: Initial up to 4%, annual up to 1%

Commission: Initial up to 4%, renewal 0.5%

Tel: 0845 680 7895


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