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The Share Centre launches Platinum 120 Funds range to help investors

The Share Centre is one of the UK's leading execution-only stockbrokers providing online sharedealing from £2.50 per deal, tips and advice, free practice account and telephone advice service.

identify funds with the best long-term prospects
  • Investors can choose from 120 funds favoured by The Share Centre
  • No dealing commission on all Platinum 120 funds, with almost 80% offering no initial charge
  • The Share Centre highlights First State Global Resources fund as its first featured fund
Retail stockbroker The Share Centre, has launched its Platinum 120 funds range in order
to help investors identify the funds with the best long-term prospects and strong
management. Customers who invest in a Platinum 120 fund will benefit from no purchase
commission on all funds and no initial charge on almost 80%.

With so many funds available to UK investors, many are likely to find the research and selection
processes rather daunting. In order to simplify the search for suitable funds, The Share Centre
has decided to launch its own preferred range of 120 funds that it believes to be the best across
all major sectors.

Commenting on the Platinum 120, Andy Parsons, Advice team manager said: “We wanted
to save our customers the time and stress of trawling through the 1,800 funds available via The
Share Centre. Our Platinum 120 range has been designed to make the research and selection
process simpler. Customers can also be assured that all Platinum 120 funds have gone through
a rigorous selection process. However, it’s not just about number crunching. We also base our
selections on careful monitoring, meet with the fund managers as regularly as possible and
conduct critical analysis obtained from the various tools available to the team.”

To help highlight the variety of funds available through the Platinum 120, The Share Centre is
regularly showcasing a different fund on its website. Customers are also able to register to
receive these ‘featured funds’ by email.

Featured fund for the week commencing 29 June – First State Global Resources fund

The First State Global Resources fund invests in a diversified portfolio of companies that are
exposed to global resources and energy. As the fund invests in companies exposed to these
sectors it tends to have a higher degree of liquidity compared to the approach of direct
investment within the physical product and all the associated costs of storage, transportation
and insurance. Gaining exposure to resources through a fund constructed in this manner
ensures that returns are not only reliant on demand for natural resources but also the
management of the mining company and, or managing the raw materials.
This fund is suitable for those investors that want to expose their investment portfolio to the
global resource and energy sectors and who are comfortable with risks associated with
overseas markets such as currency and political risk. As this is a sector-based fund, it should
not form a large proportion of an investor’s portfolio.

For more information on the First State Global Resources fund or The Share Centre’s Platinum
120, please visit www.share.com/p120

Note to editors

*The Share Centre’s fund views are supplied by Andy Parsons and Sheridan Admans from our
Advice team. We only provide view on funds we believe have good performance prospects over
the medium to long term, and strong management.

The team’s selection process is not based solely on number crunching and past performance as
this is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The team carefully monitor its chosen funds,
conduct regular meetings with fund managers as well as conducting critical analysis obtained
from the various tools available to them. Anyone thinking about investing in any of the funds
highlighted should make sure they have read and understood the fund's key features document.
Purchase information for the First State Global Resources fund:

  • The minimum investment is £1,000 and £500 thereafter, although investors purchasing this fund though The Share Centre can do so from £10 via CoFunds
  • The maximum initial charge is 4%, although investors purchasing this fund through The Share Centre will not have to pay an initial charge
  • The annual management fee is 1.50%
For further information please contact

The Share Centre

Lisa-Marie Nelson
PR Executive
01296 439 426

Lucy Forgan
PR Assistant
01296 439 256

Lansons Communications

Inez de Koning / Neil Gregory / Rachel Cashmore
0207 294 3623 / 0207 294 3611 / 0207 566 3663
Inezd@lansons.com / neilg@lansons.com / rachelc@lansons.com

Risk Warnings

Investing in general, and the products and services mentioned above may not be suitable for all:
if in doubt, individuals should seek independent financial advice. The value of investments and
the income from them can go down as well as up and investors may not get back their original
investment. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

The bases and levels of taxation relating to ISAs, CTFs and SIPPs are subject to change and the
value of these tax allowances may depend upon the circumstances of the individual.

About The Share Centre
The Share Centre was established in 1990 to provide value-for-money share services for private
investors. Its range of services includes buying and selling shares (by Internet, telephone and
post) and a comprehensive share administration and safe custody service. Tax-efficient
investment ‘wrappers’ including ISAs, CTFs and SIPPs are also available.

The Share Centre’s Advice Team provides comment on market sectors, individual shares and
funds on www.share.com. Access is available to customers and registered users of the site.
Registration is free. To understand how our Advice team arrive at their views please read our
Investment Research Policy.

In addition, account customers can receive individual telephone advice on UK-listed shares and
on funds traded via the CoFunds trading platform.

The Share Centre Limited is a member of the London Stock Exchange and is authorised and
regulated by the Financial Services Authority under reference 146768.

Registered in England No. 2461949. Registered office: Oxford House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury,
Bucks. HP21 8SZ.