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State Street Global Advisors – StreetTRACKS AEX Index

Wednesday, 12 June 2002

Type: Exchange traded fund

Aim: Growth by tracking the AEX index

Minimum investment: Subject to negotiation with stockbroker

Maximum investment: None

Place of registration: UK

Isa link: Yes

Pep transfers: Yes

Charges: Annual 0.3%

Commission: None



Teather & Greenwood Investment Management – TGIM Ethical Fund

Friday, 14 June 2002 Type: Oeic Aim: Growth by investing in socially responsible UK equities Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000, monthly £100 Investment split: 100% in socially responsible UK equities Isa link: Yes Pep transfers: Yes Charges: Initial 3%, annual 1.5% Special offer: No initial charge Offer period: Until July 8, 2002 Commission: Subject to […]

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