Schroders has launched a multi-asset fund aiming to protect investors' capital in varying market conditions.
The Schroder ISF Wealth Preservation USD fund is a flexible investment vehicle aiming to preserve and grow savings regardless of the economic backdrop.
It is managed by Malcolm Melville, who has worked in Schroders' emerging market debt, currency and commodity group since 2010.
The manager can invest across a range of asset classes to create an ‘all-weather’ portfolio aiming to provide a return above inflation over the medium to long term, with limited volatility.
Schroders is targeting the fund at retail and high net worth individual investors. The portfolio is part of the group's offshore International Select Fund (ISF) range.
Peter Beckett, head of international marketing, said: “We believe we are currently moving towards a global inflationary environment and, as a result, expect to see considerable client demand for products that can preserve wealth and provide a real return that can protect them against inflation, while limiting the downside in less favourable market environments.
"Schroder ISF Wealth Preservation USD deliberately does not fit cleanly into a single category, spanning the absolute/total return and real return categories, and is intended to be an ‘all-weather’ portfolio which we believe will be an attractive alternative to other products in these areas.
“The fund is simple in its construction and does not use shorts, leverage or complex derivatives, instead focusing on in depth country and commodity research to identify attractive investments from a wide asset class range.”
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