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Multi-manager options from ScotWidows Intl

Scottish Widows International is linking with the Frank Russell Company to offer four multi-manager funds through its private portfolio bond and international investment bond.

The move follows Scottish Widows&#39 link with Russell for onshore business last year.

The funds are offered in four risk profiles – cautious, balanced, progressive and opportunities – to suit different requirements.

The Frank Russell Company invests funds with more than 60 fund companies, which means that funds are invested in a bespoke manner across asset classes and international markets.

The investment can be can be further tailored through the private portfolio bond, which can access discretionary asset managers including Insinger de Beaufort, Brewin Dolphin, Laing & Cruickshank and Morgan Stanley Quilter. Apart from a small element reserved in cash, the entire portfolio will be handled by these managers.

Scottish Widows International business development director Mike Smith says: “IFAs have, quite rightly, come to expect an exceptional standard of investment choice within offshore products.

“We have been working hard to ensure Scottish Widows International&#39s products meet and exceed these expectations.”

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