Royal London Asset Management launches Global Multi Asset Portfolios
15 March 2016
Royal London Asset Management (RLAM), one of the UK’s leading fund management companies, has responded to investor demand by launching a range of six Global Multi Asset Portfolios (GMAPs) managed by a team of experienced investment professionals headed up by Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset. The portfolios are allocated against bespoke risk-rated benchmarks aiming to offer attractive returns in excess of inflation over the medium to long term with a high degree of diversification.
The portfolios range from a UK focused fixed interest fund to a global equity fund with four multi asset funds at specific points on the risk spectrum in between. Exposures are diversified across UK and overseas equities, commercial property and commodities along with a broad range of bond market sectors and cash-benchmarked strategies. The funds are managed actively with tactical asset allocation based on Greetham’s Investment Clock approach and drawing on the experience of the broader RLAM investment team. Asset class exposures are primarily through RLAM funds, including actively managed, award-winning fixed interest funds, property funds and cost effective equity tracker funds.
The new funds were designed in conjunction with Moody’s Analytics to sit alongside Royal London’s existing risk targeted multi asset pension portfolios, the Governed Range, also managed by Greetham and the team, with assets of approximately £10bn and a track record of over seven years. The GMAP funds will be risk profiled by Distribution Technology and made available through Dynamic Planner®.
Commenting on the launch, Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset, said: “We have created a range of broadly diversified funds to smooth returns and provide resilience to unexpected shocks while giving us lots of flexibility to alter market exposures as the economic cycle evolves. We firmly believe in the benefits of multi asset investing to tailor funds for different investor risk and return preferences. We aim to add consistent value over time by applying a disciplined tactical asset allocation framework.”
The portfolios will be available to both retail and institutional investors.
Commenting on the launch, Rob Williams, Head of Distribution at Royal London Asset Management, said: “We have undertaken research to ensure that the risk reward balance across these funds meets with investors’ requirements. We think investors are best served by a straightforward investment solution that aims to generate real returns over the long term, is fairly priced and carefully risk-managed. Multi asset is an evolving space and we believe, by combining the best of active and passive investing across RLAM’s own market leading investment strategies, we have a competitive range of products.”
Royal London Global Multi Asset Portfolios (GMAPs)
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Notes to editors
- The multi asset team provides a high degree of transparency on the investment decision making process through regular blog posts, articles and research reports posted on a dedicated RLAM website (www.investmentclock.co.uk).
About Royal London:
Royal London is the largest mutual life, pensions and investment company in the UK, with Group funds under management of £84.5 billion. Group businesses provide around 9.1 million policies and employ 2,988 people. (Figures quoted are as at 31 December 2015).
About Royal London Asset Management (RLAM):
Established in 1988, Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) is one of the UK's leading fund management companies, providing investment management solutions to both wholesale and institutional clients such as not-for-profit organisations, local authorities and the insurance sector.
RLAM manages over £84.5 billion of assets and employs 75 investment professionals. It invests in all major asset classes including UK and overseas equities, government bonds, investment grade and high yield corporate bonds, property and cash.