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Threadneedle will address concerns in IFA workshops

Threadneedle is holding a series of investment workshops for IFAs during January and February.

The “Global warming or tem porary climate change?” workshops aim to answer worries that investors may feel during the coming Isa season.

They will cover market volatility and the lack lustre performance of technology funds throughout much of last year.

Other issues to be discus sed include the slowdown in the US economy and whether this is a sign of a looming glo bal recession, the impact that a slower world economy would have on stockmarkets and whe ther technology stocks will continue to dominate the news for all the wrong reasons.

At each workshop, a senior member of Threadneedle&#39s investment team will consider the impact of these issues on Threadneedlle&#39s funds and how investors will be affected.

Information will be given on Threadneedle&#39s Isa funds, services and promotional activity planned for the first quarter of 2001.

There will also be presentations from online fund sup er market Cofunds.

Communications director Richard Eats says: “So far, we have 1,600 acceptances from IFAs for the workshops and we anticipate that 2,000 people in total will attend.”

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