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UBS Global Asset Management – UBS European Equity Fund


Growth by investing in European equities excluding the UK

Minimum investment:
Lump sum £1,000,
monthly £50

Investment split:
24. 37% France, 17.32% Switzerland, 14.44% Germany,
11.96% Netherlands, 5.88% Italy, 4.71% Ireland,
3.98% Belgium, 3.8% Norway, 13.54% other

Isa link:

Pep transfers:

Initial 4%,
annual 1.5%

Initial 3%,
renewal 0.5%

Tel: 0800 5872111


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Oxford VCT techs up university challenge

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