Novia has added Arjent's multi-asset portfolios to the wrap in an expansion of its discretionary manager offering.
Its link-up with Arjent's Managed Portfolio Solution - which offers ten risk-graded strategic model portfolios - takes to 38 the number of discretionary managers available on the platform.
The Arjent solution aims to deliver a total return, over time, consistent with the risk grade of the underlying portfolio. The portfolios consist of six core asset classes, the relative percentages of which can be adjusted in line with differing risk profiles.
"With all the noise in the market at the moment about actives v passives and with more and more focus on investment choice rather than wrapper selection for both long and shorter term investments, it is more important than ever to provide the IFA with a broad range of options for their clients when making investment decisions," said Novia sales and marketing director Paul Boston.
Meanwhile, Novia is hosting a series of discretionary fund manager (DFM) nationwide roadshows in April.
The breakfast events - which kick-off in Bath on 17 April and conclude in Edinburgh on April 26 - aim to introduce advisers to a range of DFMs as well as providing a discussion forum on issues impacting advisers in the run up to the retail distribution review (RDR).
"There continues to be considerable debate in the market about how the use of DMs via a platform can support adviser business models and we hope that these roadshows will provide an interesting source of discussion around these topics," added Boston.
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