RLAM has rolled out the Royal London Multi Asset Strategies Fund (MAST), which seeks to achieve an annualised total return of 4% over cash over rolling five-year periods.
The firm is looking to target the fund at the retail sector over the long term, and said the product may be “of interest to financial advisers looking for smoother returns or an absolute return building block to add resilience to a model portfolio.”
International Adviser understands that RLAM is “actively engaging with retail space” over the product.
It is managed by Trevor Greetham, RLAM’s head of multi asset, and will invest in a mix of assets including UK and overseas equities, commodities, bonds, money market instruments, deposits and cash, with a blend of active and passive RLAM funds and exchange-traded funds.
CPR Asset Management
The France-based Amundi subsidiary has teamed up with CDP, a non-profit environmental charity, to launch a thematic equity fund dedicated to the fight against global warming.
It will invest in global equities that “best manage climate change-related risks”.
Run by global equities fund manager Alexandre Blein, the environmental, social and governance fund will invest in around 700 stocks globally.
CPR AM’s criteria for the fund will consist of:
• External climate ratings through CDP and science-based targets (SBT) data;
• An ESG filter based on Amundi ratings; and
• An exclusion of high ESG controversies through a third filter.
Hawksmoor Investment Management
The UK-based business has unveiled a range of model portfolios for financial advisers, expanding it its range to 12 portfolios offering core, higher income and sustainable world options.
The portfolios will use the same parameters on asset allocation, concentration, diversification and risk management as its discretionary portfolio management service.
The UK wealth manager has launched of its managed portfolio service (MPS) for financial advisers.
The MPS provides intermediaries with a discretionary managed, risk-rated investment solution for their underlying clients.
Portfolios are offered in five risk ratings, from defensive (100% fixed income) to adventurous (100% equity).
The offering also includes portfolios with an income focus and an ethical mandate.
PortfolioMetrix Asset Management
The investment management firm has partnered with Prescient Fund Services (Ireland) to expand into continental Europe with the launch of seven funds.
PortfolioMetrix will use Prescient as the Ucits management company and fund administrator for the funds.
There are three risk-profiled multi-asset, multi-managed portfolios optimised in euro, three for the Swedish market specifically and a global diversified fund.
The firm has offices in London, Dublin, Johannesburg, Cape Town and, most recently, Stockholm. Expanding further into Europe is central to the firm’s growth strategy.