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Vanguard – UK Government Bond ETF

Vanguard – UK Government Bond ETF

Type: Exchange traded fund

Aim: Growth by tracking the performance of the Barclays Capital Global Aggregate U.K. Government Float Adjusted Bond index

Minimum investment: Negotiable with stockbroker

Investment split: 100% tracking the performance of the Barclays Capital Global Aggregate U.K. Government Float Adjusted Bond index

Place of registration: Dublin

Charges: Annual 0.12%

Commission: None

Tel: 0800 917 5508


Focus on new opportunity

The turbulence we all hoped would end soon has continued and even gained momentum, so where can you focus to build momentum in your business? There has already been considerable coverage of the opportunity in the buy-to-let market, so I think the newbuild market is worth a closer look. Every new house built creates five […]

Widows picks Blackwell as new chairman

Scottish Widows has appointed Lord Blackwell as chairman to succeed Sandy Leitch, who stepped down from the role last September. Blackwell will take up the post on September 1. He will also become a non-executive director on the Lloyds Banking Group board on June 1. Blackwell retired as non-executive director at Standard Life in May. […]

Rising counterparty risk sees Architas shun synthetic ETFs

Architas chief investment officer Caspar Rock says the firm’s multi-manager team is avoiding synthetic ETFs as counterparty risk has increased due to bank downgrades. Synthetic ETFs get access to assets by using derivatives such as swaps, as opposed to physically-backed ETFs which hold the underlying assets the ETF tracks. Rock says the multi-manager range has […]

Regulator warns dual firms to beware of misleading clients

The FSA has told firms planning to provide both independent and restricted advice they will need to be careful not to mislead clients about the advice they are receiving. The regulator published its final guidance this week on independent and restricted advice under the RDR. It states that if a firm includes “independent” in its […]


The Brunner Investment Trust – April 2017

Welcome to the latest update for The Brunner Investment Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Lucy Macdonald. Market Review Global equities have rallied over the first quarter of 2017, buoyed by signs of strengthening growth and optimism over company earnings, although this rally has faded towards the quarter end. US equities posted their strongest […]


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