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More Talking Factsheets added to the Academy of Funds

We are excited to announce the latest Talking Factsheets to be added to the Square Mile Academy of Funds. Talking Factsheets is a service for users of the Square Mile Academy of Funds, combining Square Mile's independent, qualitative fund research with accessible video content. The Talking Factsheets feature Square Mile's team of analysts reviewing the objectives and risks and giving their view of funds drawn from the Rated, Recommended and Positive Prospects lists.

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Risk Targeted Funds - What We Consider Good Practice

Since the stockmarket falls suffered during the 2008 financial crisis, investors have tended to be more focused on their investment journey and therefore less concerned about how their investment is behaving on a relative basis. This can be partly explained by a reduction in risk appetite, following heavier losses than some had been expecting, and the desire to maintain a level of flexibility in line with their lifestyle.

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A-Rating for Standard Life Investments Short Duration Global Index Linked Bond Fund

Square Mile Investment Consulting & Research confirms that the Standard Life Investments Short Duration Global Index Linked Bond fund has entered its list of recommended funds with an A-rating.

Square Mile's recommended funds, which sit within the Academy of Funds, carry a rating - A, AA, AAA, R or P+ - as reflection of the level of conviction Square Mile's team of analysts has in a fund's ability to deliver on expectations. Square Mile's independent, qualitative research is designed to offer advisers a solid foundation for client investment propositions and recommendations.

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