A comprehensive list of the product launches covered in the magazine this month
Product:Asian Opportunities fund
Description: Fund of funds, aims to take advantage of the strengthening economies across Asia ex-Japan. Uses qualitiative and quantitative research on 150 fund managers.
Product: AlphaGen Currency fund
Description: Invests in seven currencies: yen, US dollar, sterling, euro, Swedish kroner, Norwegian kroner and Canadian dollar. Two-thirds driven by trend and forecast modelling; the rest by managers" judgements.
Product: Invesco Equity Market Neutral fund
Description: An equity market neutral hedge fund. Aims to provide annualised return of 10%, or 8% above T-bills, with volatility of 10%. Will invest in US large and mid-cap equities using an in-house stock selection based on quantitative model.
Fees: 1% to 1.5% with 20% performance fee above hurdle.
Description: Investment trust of investment trusts. Takes advantage of trusts" share prices narrowing and net asset values increasing.
Charges: 0.5% annual plus 15% of outperformance from Libor +2%.
Aberdeen Asset Management
Product: Aberdeen International Asian Smaller Companies fund
Description: The portfolio will typically hold 50 to 70 stocks in the Asia ex-Japan region. Market cap of the portfolio"s holdings up to £1bn. Turnover 25% per year. Outlook for the region is to grow about 6% a year.
Fees: 5% with 1.75% annual
Description: Sterling denominated fund of funds aiming for 5% above inflation. Underlying funds chosen to provide 5% in inflation-linked gilt funds, the rest in equity and bond funds.
Charges: Initial 5%, annual 1.5%
Description: The UK"s first onshore open-ended, long/short equity hedge fund. Takes advantage of Ucits III to use derivatives. Yet to receive regulatory approval.
Product: Sphinx Plus
Description: A three- to four-times leveraged vehicle tracking the Standard & Poor"s hedge fund index.
Atlantis Investment Management
Product: Atlantis Asian Opportunities Fund, Atlantis Asian Smaller Companies Fund and Atlantis Japan Opportunities Fund
Description: Atlantis Japan Opportunities Fund is a portfolio of equities, focusing on secular growth stocks . Atlantis Asian Opportunities Fund invests in secular growth stocks of all sizes in the region. Smaller Companies Fund invests in companies with market caps less than $500m.
The Premier Group
Product: The Premier Balanced Fund
Description: Invests in a combination of with-profits, commercial property, and lower volatility hedge funds. Minimum asset allocation of 25% in with-profits and property and a maximum of 50% in these classes. Hedge funds will have a maximum asset allocation of 50%. Domicile:
Isle of Man
Product: New Emerging Cities Fund
Description: Invests in commercial property in EU accession countries. Advised by international property consultants King Sturge and Jones Lang LaSalle. Targets direct investment in high-quality office buildings in commercial centres of New Europe.
Domicile: British Virgin Island
Scottish Life International
Product: Protected Investment Management Service
Description: SLI is adding New Star"s range of funds within the PIMS wrapper. Includes European Growth UK Growth. Other funds also include European Leader, Global Financials, Higher Income, and UK Aggressive plus New Star"s Portfolio fund of funds service.
Domicile: Isle of Man
Charges: Discounted initial charge of 0.50%.
Media Vision Management
Product: The Bollywood Media and Entertainment Fund
Description: Will generate capital through investment in films, mainly productions in India.
Domicile: Isle of Man
Minimum: $20,000 or £15,000
Charges: Exit charge 8% reducing to nil over 60 months. Annual management charge 1.75%.
Product: Optimum Growth Bond
Description: Bond that offers a potential return equal to 140% of stock market growth of the FTSE-100 over 51/2 years.Early maturity after 31/2 years if stock market rises by 31%. If the FTSE 100 index has not grown by 31% the bond will run for 5 1/2 years.
Minimum: £10,000 although existing customers may open an account with £5,000
Charges: No admin or management charges.
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