Regular Savings: Weak Stockmarkets

REGULAR SAVINGS: WEAK STOCKMARKETS AND VOLATILITY CAN BE YOUR FRIEND Figures released from Framlington, the specialist investment manager, highlight the benefits of long term regular saving. In addition, they show the value of a specialist fund as part of a balanced investment portfolio. Craig Walton, Director at Framlington, commented: "The figures show that specialist funds, such as the Health Fund, which can be more volatile, can be an excellent choice for regular savers looking to capitalise on market dips. " The figures show that: · Just £100 invested monthly in the Framlington Health Fund over the last ten years would now be worth £36,266*. · In comparison, £100 invested monthly in the FTSE All Share Index over the last ten years would now only be worth £18,459*. Craig Walton commented further: "Time and time again it has been proved that regular savings can be an effective way to make money from uncertain stockmarkets." To obtain further information investors should visit www.framlington.co.uk or call Customer Services on 0845 777 5511. For a Health Fund brochure investors should call the 24hr literature line on 0845 702 3138. ENDS * Source: Micropal. Offer price to bid price with net income reinvested to 01/11/01, and after all charges. For further information, please contact: Craig Walton, Marketing Director, Framlington Group, on 020 7374 4100 Or Arabella Bakker/Ian Williams, Lansons Communications, on 020 7294 3629/3628 Notes to Editors The Framlington Group was established over 32 years ago and today manages investments valued at over £3.7billion for pension funds, charities, investment trusts, institutions and PEP, ISA and unit trust investors. Framlington has the backing of two significant shareholders - HSBC Holdings plc, the global financial services group and Munder Capital Management, the US investment Manager. Issued by Framlington Unit Management Limited, a member of the Framlington Marketing Group. Framlington Unit Management Limited is regulated by the Personal Investment Authority and IMRO. A Member of AUTIF. The price of units and income from them can go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount originally invested. An initial charge is usually made when you purchase units. Your investments should be for the medium to long term (i.e. typically 5 - 10 years). Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. Changes in exchange rates will affect the value of trust investments overseas. Investment in single sector funds offers the possibility of higher returns but may also involve a higher degree of risk. Telephone calls are recorded. 4932 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/11/13/20011113BIT00890/bit0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/11/13/20011113BIT00890/bit0001.pdf

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