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Thames River Capital – Thames River Global Bond Fund

Type: Ucits

Aim: Income and growth by investing globally in government and government agency bonds

Minimum investment: £7,500, $10,000, euros 10,000

Place of registration: Dublin

Investment split: 100% government and government agency bonds

Charges: Initial 5%, annual 1%

Commission: Initial 3%, renewal subject to negotiation

Tel: 020 7360 1270

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