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Investec launches multi-asset protector

Investec has the launched the multi-asset protector fund which aims to provide cautious investors access to the market through a multi-asset portfolio while providing and 80 per cent protection barrier against equity market falls. The fund will be managed by Max King and Philip Saunders.

The fund aims to provide long-term gains with lower risk and volatility levels than an equity-only portfolio. It provides for investment exposure across a diversified class of assets including equities, bonds, commodities, alternatives and currencies. It will also use low cost passive investments such as index funds and exchange traded funds.

The dynamic asset allocation will allow the portfolio to divert to cash when markets fall. For further security the fund will invest in a derivative contract with a single counterparty.


Tele scope

What problems have you or your clients encountered when providers use tele-interviewing/tele-underwriting? Would you find it useful if tele-interviewing/tele-underwriting was standardised by all providers?

Toil and bubble

One of my favourites jokes from Not the Nine O’clock News has the US apologising for turning up late for the first two world wars and promising to make up for it by being really early for the next one. Financial journalists work in a similar way when it comes to spotting asset bubbles.

The exile files

The Investment Management Association has brought an end to months of uncertainty by unveiling the constituents of its newly launched UK equity income and growth sector.


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