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VAM Funds (Lux) – Global Government Bond Fund

VAM Funds (Lux) – Global Government Bond Fund

Type: Sicav

Aim: Growth by investing globally in AAA and AA-rated government bonds and in cash

Minimum investment: Lump sum £5,000, $10,000, euro 8,000

Investment split: 40.48% Germany, 13.4% UK, 12.18% US, 10% Japan, 9.91% France, 5.22% Australia, 4.97% Canada, 3.73% cash

Place of registration: Luxemburg

Charges: Initial up to 3%, annual 1.2%

Commission: Initial up to 3%, renewal 0.3%



Commodity Equities Fund

Type: Sicav

Aim: Growth by investing globally in the equities of companies involved in or linked to commodities, exchanged traded funds and cash

Minimum investment: Lump sum $10,000

Investment split: 100% in commodity-based equities, exchange traded funds and cash

Place of registration: Luxemburg

Charges: Initial up to 5%, annual 2.25%, performance fee 15%

Commission: Initial up to 3%, renewal 0.5%



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