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Schroder Global Climate Change Fund

Type: Unit trust

Aim: Growth by investing globally in companies offering products and services for mitigating and adapting to climate change

Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000, monthly £50

Investment split: 29% clean energy, 18% energy efficiency, 16% low carbon fossil fuels, 15% environmental resources, 13% sustainable transport, 9% other

Isa link: Yes

Pep transfers: Yes

Charges: Initial 5.25%, annual 1.5%

Commission: Initial 3%, annual 0.5%

Tel: 020 7658 3894


Platform cuts conforming rates by 0.50 per cent

Platform has cut its conforming range rates by up to 0.50 per cent on its prime, self-cert, buy-to-let and house plus products.Head of product development Mark Gordon says: “We are delighted to be in a position to announce a significant rate reduction of up to 0.50% across our conforming range of products. Whilst not immune […]

Europe: banking on a recovery

Neptune video: Europe — banking on a recovery

Arguing that the eurozone crisis is over, watch Rob Burnett, head of European equities at Neptune, discuss the sectors that he’s investing in to harness the recovery. 

In the video, Burnett addresses the following: 

• The primary drivers of the eurozone’s economic recovery
• The turnaround in individual countries’ current accounts
• Sectors best positioned to harness the recovery, without offering undue exposure to risk


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