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Threadneedle Investments – Absolute Return Bond Fund

Threadneedle Investments

Absolute Return Bond Fund

Type: Oeic

Aim: Income and growth by investing long and short in bonds, bond market derivatives and money market instruments

Minimum investment: Lump sum 2,000

Investment split: 100% in bonds, bond market derivatives and money market instruments

Isa link: Yes

Pep transfers: Yes

Charges: Annual 1.25%

Commission: Renewal 0.4%

Tel:0800 0684000


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