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Schroders -Oriental Income Fund


Oriental Income Fund

Type: Investment trust

Aim: Growth by investing mainly in Asia Pacific equities
Minimum investment: Subject to negotiation with a stockbroker

Investment split: 29% Hong Kong, 16% Australia 16% Taiwan, 10% New Zealand, 8% Korea, 8% Thailand, 5% Indonesia, 4% Singapore, 2% Malaysia 2% other

Charges: Annual 0.75%, performance fee 10%

Commission: None

Tel: 0845 940 1400


FCSC sets out bond miselling figures

Defunct companies Berry Birch & Noble Financial Services, David Aaron Partnership and RJ Temple generated the most successful claims for precipice bond misselling, according to recent figures from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Happy anniversary

Now it gets interesting. This week, I am going to look at the inheritance tax treatment of discretionary trusts.

Berkeley Berry Birch has 12m capital gap

Berkeley Berry Birch needs to plug a capital resource requirement deficit of 12m to stop the FSA potentially cancelling permission for its subsidiaries to act as IFAs. The figure, revealed in the firm’s results on Friday, is significantly higher than the 2.4m deficit stated in April when the FSA said it was enforcing a formal […]

Consumer goods

I do not know what was behind Nic Cicutti’s intemperate article on the Financial Services Consumer Panel in general and on me in particular (Money Marketing, July 28), especially as its level of inaccuracy was more Private Eye than Money Marketing.


Out from the long grass? An IT and NI merger

Those with a long memory will recall that at the start of the last parliamentary term George Osborne announced his intention to merge income tax (IT) and national insurance (NI).  Headline grabbing as the initiative was, the reality of the complexities, challenges and costs of such a move resulted in this idea being kicked into the political long grass.


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