The investment company, which does most of its business through private clients, will design niche portfolios that offer a range of core asset types built around a fund of funds structure.
It anticipates that a typical investment portfolio will consist of a diversified balance of equity bonds, bond funds, hedge funds, property funds and cash.
In addition, a greater range of optional investments may also be included in the portfolio for higher total returns in low growth markets than can be offered by a traditional portfolio structure.
These options will depend on the individual investment preferences of the consumer and may include structured products, thematic/sector funds, tax-efficient products like VCTs and EISs, derivatives, gold and private equity.
There will be a number of underlying funds that will be common across all portfolios, but it will be the satellite options that will provide the diversification and reduce risk.
The portfolios will be run by S&F’s four investment directors Philip Gent, Paul Gibson, Oliver Pearson-Lund and Robert Walker.
The minimum investment for the portfolio is 250,000 or other qualifying investments.
S&F chief executive Richard Killingbeck says: “The multi-manager multi-asset portfolio service offers clients a flexibility and choice in a structure that is more tailored to the client than is currently available.”