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Skandia International expands offshore fund range

Skandia International has added eight new funds from Franklin Templeton and JF to its offshore range.

Franklin Templeton adds the Emerging Markets Smaller Companies, Mena, Bric and Global Bond funds to the range. JF adds the Hong Kong domiciled Asean, Australia and Korea fund as well as a Luxembourg Sicav Taiwan fund.

Since January, the Company has added 42 non-UK domiciled funds to its platform, including funds from Jupiter, BlackRock, Investec, and Kotak. The recent additions have boosted coverage in the Middle East and Far East, offering access to fund areas which were previously unavailable.

New fund launches with HSBC, Credit Suisse, Allianz and Schroders are expected over the coming months. A range of new fund groups, targeting sectors that have little or no correlation with major asset classes are also being assessed.

Skandia International’s investment proposition head Steve Ellis says: “Our goal is to offer advisers and clients a more diverse option when it comes to their investments. Advisers are increasingly looking for investments that can be tailored to meet the needs of their clients, regardless of where in the world they may be and we hope that our latest fund expansion programme will meet their diverse needs.”

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