Schroders launches EM multi-asset income fund

Schroders has announced the launch of its Emerging Multi-Asset Income fund, which is designed to primarily invest in emerging markets.

The launch comes in response to client demand, the manager said, particularly for those seeking to diversify and manage risk.

The portfolio will be managed by the same team running the Schroder ISF Global Multi-Asset Income fund, which has some €5.8bn of assets under management.

Aymeric Forest and Iain Cunningham head the team of some 100. They will target an annual distribution of 5%-6%, using dynamic asset allocation and risk management. Currently the Multi-Asset team manages some €106.8bn for clients globally.

Carlo Trabattoni, head of Pan-European Intermediary Business at Schroders, said: “The launch of the new fund will offer clients multi-asset diversification benefits within emerging markets. Although emerging markets have experienced recent headwinds, it allows investors with a medium to long term outlook to seek opportunities in some of the fastest growing economies in the world.”

Aymeric Forest, head of Multi-Asset Europe and fund manager, said: “We’re very pleased to announce the launch of the new fund. Investors need to be more selective in the current environment among countries and assets. Exchange rates need to be actively managed, as a local bond or equity market may appreciate in price whilst the local currency can depreciate. A multi-asset approach can use the dispersion in asset prices created by diverging monetary and economic cycles among emerging market countries and offer potentially lower drawdown risks compared to single asset classes”


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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