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Vanguard Asset Management – LifeStrategy 80% Equity Fund

Vanguard Asset Management – LifeStrategy 80% 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: 80% global equities, 20% fixed income

Charges: Annual 0.32%

Commission: None

Tel: 0800 917 5508


FTSE 100 falls 3.6 per cent at close

The FTSE 100 has fallen 3.6 per cent today as European debt fears continue to grip the continent. At close, the blue chip index was down 3.6 per cent at 5102.58. The pain was also felt across other European markets with the French Cac 40 and the German Dax down 4.8 and 5.3 per cent […]

EFG Asset Management launches UK business

EFG Asset Management, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, launches its UK business, EFG Asset Management (UK). EFG Asset Management, known as EFGAM, opens its funds and managed accounts strategies to third party institutional investors and financial intermediaries in the UK, with the formation of the UK firm. EFGAM presently has assets under management of $7bn and […]

Swift Trade challenges regulator’s £8m ruling

The FSA has fined trading platform Swift Trade £8m for market abuse. It says the firm, which is a non-FSA-authorised Canadian company with global operations, has been fined for systematically and deliberately engaging in manipulative trading. The FSA says between January 1, 2007 and January 4, 2008, Swift’s trading caused a succession of small price […]


Lloyds tops FOS complaints data

Lloyds Banking Group has emerged as the most complained about bank during the first half of the year, data from the Financial Ombudsman Service shows. In its complaints data published today, the FOS reveals that Lloyds received 37,696 new complaints against it between January 1 and June 30. Lloyds’ complaints figures are almost double that […]

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Absence management systems gone AWOL from UK’s SMEs, reports Jelf

A quarter (23 per cent)* of the UK’s small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) do not have an absence management system in place, according to new research from Jelf Employee Benefits. Despite 69 per cent* of organisations having a system in place, three-quarters (75 per cent) report that it is not providing them with sufficiently empowering absence or health data to inform an effective wellbeing programme.


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