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Schroders in portfolios link-up with Skandia

Schroders’ range of three multi-manager portfolios is now available through the Skandia platform.

The distribution link enables advisers to access the Schroder S&P cautious managed, high alpha and strategic balanced portfolios through Skandia’s life, pension and fund supermarket channels.

Schroders says although it gets a lot of direct multi-manager business, a substantial part is also coming from open architecture life comp- any bonds.

Schroders says that as it does not provide pensions, a strategic alliance with a firm which does is beneficial as this will help to broaden Schroders’ investor base.

Schroders believes its funds were selected by Skandia because their multi-asset strategy is different from many peers and this is backed by top-decile performance since launch. It also regards its exclusive research agreement with S&P as major selling point.

Schroders head of sales Neil Bridge says: “Skandia has become one of the biggest life companies in the UK and it is great news that it has recognised what we do.

“We will continue to get multi-manager business direct but also, through our distribution partnership, we will get access to a wider market. Skandia probably has about 100 salespeople, whereas we have about 10.”


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