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Vanguard Asset Management – LifeStrategy 40% Equity Fund

Vanguard Asset Management – LifeStrategy 40% Equity Fund

Type: Oeic

Aim: Income and/or growth by investing in equities and bonds through passive index-tracking investment funds

Minimum investment: Lump sum £100,000 for direct investment through Vanguard or set by adviser platforms

Investment split: 40% global equities, 60% fixed income

Charges: Annual 0.3%

Commission: None

Tel: 0800 917 5508


Old Mutual chief Head leaving after hitting his £45m cost-cutting target

Old Mutual Wealth Management chief executive Bob Head is leaving the firm after achieving his target to cut costs by £45m. He joined Old Mutual in 2003 as corporate development director and became group director for southern Africa. He was appointed chief executive in 2009. His remit was to bring together the businesses of Skandia […]

Ignis must get its in-house in order

Advisers say Ignis Asset Management must focus on improving the poor performance of its in-house retail funds after it relinquished control of joint-venture boutique Argonaut Capital. Last month, Ignis announced that European equity specialist Argonaut will become operationally independent. Ignis cut its equity stake from 50 to 40 per cent but will continue to manage […]

Aldermore launches 100% LTV mortgage

Aldermore has launched a family guarantee mortgage, available up to 100 per cent LTV. The mortgage has a three-year fixed rate of 6.48 per cent and parents, step-parents or grandparents will be asked to provide a guarantee secured against their residential property for the amount of loan above 75 per cent LTV. The family guarantee […]

State of the markets: global growth

In conversation with journalist Alexis Xydias, Artemis Global Growth Fund manager Peter Saacke discusses the state of global markets and how he is positioning his fund. Peter gives his views on the growth potential of US, Europe and emerging markets, each of which is on a different stage of the road to recovery. And with a […]


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