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The Daley Update

JP Morgan Fleming Asset Management is offering a 2 per cent discount on

lump-sum investments into its Fleming funds Isa. The discount will take the

Isa&#39s initial charge to 3 per cent from 5 per cent. JPMF is also offering a

2 per cent discount for any lump-sum investment of £5,000 or more into

its UK strategic value fund, reducing the initial charge to 3.5 per cent

from 5.5 per cent. Both offers run until October 31.

ABN Amro Asset Management&#39s recently launched UK select opp-ortunities

fund has been awarded a AAA rating by Standard & Poor&#39s, making it the

firm&#39s third fund to get S&P&#39s top rating. The fund, managed by star UK

manager Nigel Thomas, has taken over £125m since its launch at the end

of March.

Scottish Life Inter-national has launched an income & growth bonus bond,

offering 11.2 per cent annual gross income coupled with a degree of capital

protection. The bond is linked to the performance of the FTSE 100, S&P 500

and Eurostoxx 50 indices and offers a full return of capital unless one or

more of the indices falls more than 25 per cent over the three-year term of

the investment without recovering. The offer period runs from September 24

to November 9. Comm-ission is 3.5 per cent.

Gerrard Investment Funds is to assume responsibility for the management of

the St Vin-cent high-income fund. The top-performing corporate bond fund

has been administrated and owned by Investec since 1978 although it has

been managed by Gerrard manager Charles Brown since 1984.

Threadneedle has launched a flexible cash withdrawal facility, allowing

investors to take regular cash withdrawals from any Threadneedle Oeic or

managed fund. Investors can withdraw either a set cash sum or a percentage

of up to 7.5 per cent.

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