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Skandia Spectrum funds launch on Fidelity FundsNetwork

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Fidelity FundsNetwork is the latest platform to offer the Skandia Spectrum fund range. 

This launch means the Spectrum range of risk rated funds are now available on all the major financial adviser platforms: Ascentric, Cofunds, Fidelity FundsNetwork, Nucleus, Skandia Investment Solutions and Transact.

Research carried out by Skandia earlier this year showed that 68 per cent of financial advisers think risk rated funds with set volatility targets are increasing in popularity and will take the place of active, balanced, and cautious funds within the next five years. 

This is because the volatility of risk-rated funds is more closely aligned to client risk appetite and they help advisers explain investment risk more easily to their clients.

This demand has resulted in the Skandia Spectrum fund range growing to GBP764m funds under management (as at 30 November 2010) since launch in April 2008.

SIG chief sales and marketing officer Rob Williams says: “Being on the Fidelity FundsNetwork platform, one of the largest platforms in the UK, will provide an excellent opportunity for our Spectrum range of funds to be made available to a wider audience of advisers and clients. This will enable advisers using Fidelity FundsNetwork to choose a robust and compliant investment solution that really meets the needs of their clients.”

The six Skandia Spectrum funds were originally designed in conjunction with Towers Watson’s risk mapping tools and have been available since launch on the Skandia Investment Solutions Platform and its life and pensions fund range.

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