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Skandia offers link to Aberdeen unit trusts

Skandia Life has announced plans to offer investors links to two Aberdeen Asset Management unit trusts.

The funds are the top performing Global Technology Fund and the European Technology Fund.

Like all other funds in the sector, both funds have taken a beating recently, but over the last year, the Global fund has returns of 102 per cent and the European fund 67 per cent.

Skandia believes the move will allow customers to invest in the funds cheaper and also keeps the funds being managed by those who specialise in that area.


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