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US giant moving into UK market

Giant US fund group Pioneer Investments is entering the UK retail market later this year with a range of funds it claims will differentiate it from its British rivals.

The Boston-based group will either market into the UK some of the 48 funds it has domiciled in Luxembourg or launch portfolios specifically designed for the British market.

Existing funds it is likely to promote include the flagship £3.5bn Pioneer America fund and the £4.3bn US high yield fund.


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B&B may take on Charcol liabilities to speed up sale

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BSA says mortgage lending still strong

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Mortgage Next simplifies fees

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Johnson Fleming is a finalist at UK Pensions Awards 2016

The UK Pensions Awards shine the light on excellence and recognise the advisers, providers and investment managers that offer the highest level of innovation, performance and service to occupational pension schemes and their members. This year’s awards looked at advisers and providers across 31 different categories and were rigorously judged by a panel of senior […]


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