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Skandia widening platform range

I would like to refute strongly the allegation by an IFA in last week’s Money Marketing that Skandia is not adding other multi-manager funds to our platforms.

IFAs are already benefiting from Skandia’s six new fund links to New Star fund of funds and Gartmore fund of funds and we have been in discussions for several months about adding up to another 10 funds from three separate Fof managers.

I am very surprised at the comments and disappointed that one company’s grievance should be presented in this way. IFAs can rest assured that Skandia will continue to add to our platform’s funds.

Jim RobertsGroup investment director, Skandia, Southampton

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