The firm grew its already impressive multi-manger offering in 2005 after seeing the potential for a large flow of pension money post-A day being directed down this route.
Skandia says multi-manager personal pensions – personal pension wrappers offering a broad range of portfolios from external fund managers – will boom after April 2006 and has spent 2005 ensuring it has the groundwork in place to take advantage of this trend.
Skandia has continued to be the adviser’s top choice in this growing sector for its ability to build balanced portfolios identifying world-class managers with very different investment styles and blend them together to produce a portfolio that consistently out-performs many competitors.
It has perhaps been the industry’s biggest advocate of multi-manager and its enthusiasm for the product and specialisation in hybrid fund of funds and manager of manager portfolios kept up strong growth figures in 2005.
Skandia has been extremely active in courting the adviser community with multi-manager and distribution deals with many of the big networks and national IFAs have kept the provider at the top of the advisers list went contemplating the product.
Skandia has built on its previous successes in the multi-manger arena and has kept the confidence of the adviser community by offering a well balanced and researched service offering top investment opportunities.
Winner – Skandia
2nd – Fidelity International
3rd – Jupiter Unit Trust Managers Ltd
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