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Schroder Investment Management – Schroder International Selection Fund: Global Multi-Asset Income Fund

Schroder Investment Management – Schroder International Selection Fund: Global Multi-Asset Income Fund

Type: Sicav

Aim: Income and growth by investing globally in equities and bonds directly or through investment funds and derivatives, alternative asset classes through exchange traded funds and Reits, and cash

Minimum investment: Lump sum euro 1,000, $1,000 or currency equivalent

Investment split: !00% globally in equities, bonds, alternative asset classes and cash

Place of registration: Luxemburg

Charges: Initial up to 5%, annual 1.25%

Commission: Subject to negotiation

Tel: 0800 718 777


Buffett firm has rating affirmed

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the AA- issuer default rating of investment veteran Warren Buffett’s firm Berkshire Hathaway. The firm had its outlook affirmed as “stable” and had its AA+ insurer financial strength rating affirmed by Fitch. The rating was affirmed based on “extremely strong capitalisation and market position of its insurance subsidiaries, solid operating performance […]

HMRC wins landmark film scheme tax case

HM Revenue & Customs has won a court victory over a film investment scheme’s proposed use of tax relief. The Times reports on a case involving a scheme called Eclipse 35, which had 289 investors who were looking to take advantage of a collective £117m tax relief on a £1bn investment arrangement with Disney. Investors […]

Take a gap year from tax

The problem. A client over 55 is looking to take a career break. As a higher-rate taxpayer, she normally has the income and the allowance to allow her to make a significant pension contribution but as she will not be earning a salary, what is the most efficient way to use the tax relief available […]

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(Another) downhill stroll — retirement planning

A report published this morning by the CIPD (CIPD Employee Outlook March 2015) provides yet more interesting data to the changing landscape of retirement planning. It should be remembered that we are in a period of genuine flux here given that the default retirement age was scrapped three years ago, and new pension freedoms come online in April. Both of these alterations will have a huge impact on how employees plan for their retirement.


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