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Threadneedle produces guide to absolute return bond funds

Threadneedle has produced a consumer guide to absolute return bond funds as part of its series of introductory guides designed to help consumers understand investing.

The guide is part of the supporting literature for the firms absolute return bond fund launched on October 27, 2005. The firm says absolute return bond funds are still a new concept for UK investors so it is outlining what they are seeking to accomplish, how they invest, and what the risks are.

The firm says the aim of absolute return bond funds is quite straightforward even if the way fund managers construct the portfolio is quite complex, although it recommends investors continue to consult advisers about the role these funds could play in their portfolios.


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