Tilney to target financial advisers with new ‘Smart Beta’ multi-asset fund range

01 December 2015
 

Tilney to target financial advisers with new ‘Smart Beta’ multi-asset fund range

At today’s Meeting of Minds conference in London for financial advisers, leading investment manager Tilney for Intermediaries, is set to reveal its intention to launch a new range of risk graded, low cost multi-asset funds. These will combine an active asset allocation overlay with investment through the next generation of passive funds, also known as ‘smart beta’ funds. Tilney expects to launch its new fund range in the first quarter of 2016, subject to FCA approval.

Tilney says the range will be designed to meet growing demand from financial advisers for lower cost investment solutions but without the inherent limitations of deploying solely through traditional passive strategies. Traditional index-tracking strategies weight exposure to individual securities solely on market capitalisation, which by definition does not distinguish between overvalued and undervalued companies and guarantees underperformance once fees are deducted. Traditional market-capitalisation based passive strategies will also fully participate in any market declines.

In contrast, the new Tilney range will make use of a new generation of “smart beta” or “advanced” passive strategies that have emerged in recent years, which re-weight baskets of investments on variety of criteria other than market capitalisation. These can include strategies which weight exposure on fundamental factors such as book value, dividends, earnings, cash flow and balance sheet strength.

Miles Robinson, Head of Tilney for Intermediaries, commented:

“There’s a clear increase in demand from advisers for lower cost investment solutions, but many advisers also recognise there are significant drawbacks with traditional passive products, which leave their clients assets fully exposed to the risks of valuation bubbles and also losses in overall market downturns.

“In developing an innovative solution for financial advisers, we plan to combine the same discipline and successful approach to active asset allocation which has proven successful with the existing Multi-Asset Portfolio fund range, with investment selection that makes use of the ‘next-generation’ of passive investment strategies. Use of these strategies will enable us to better reflect our thematic views, while mitigating the costs and uncertainties associated with selection of actively managed funds. The portfolios will represent an evolution in the market from the plethora of traditional passive-only, multi-asset funds.”

Further details on the new range will be provided in the New Year.

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Press contacts:

Jason Hollands
0207 189 9919 / 07768 661382
jason.hollands@tilneybestinvest.co.uk

Gillian Kyle
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gillian.kyle@tilneybestinvest.co.uk

Important information

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About Tilney for Intermediaries

Tilney for Intermediaries is a leading discretionary fund manager. We have been supporting financial advisers and their clients since the 1990s, building on Tilney’s 150 year heritage supporting individuals, families and charities achieve their investment goals.

Today we operate across the United Kingdom, with investment management teams based in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool and London.

We offer a broad suite of investment solutions to financial advisers and their clients, including tailor-made portfolios, a segregated model portfolio service with nine strategies to suit different risks and a range of five unitised multi-asset funds. For further information, please visit: www.tilney.co.uk

The Tilney Bestinvest Group of Companies comprises the firms Bestinvest (Brokers) Ltd (Reg. No. 2830297), Tilney Investment Management (Reg. No. 02010520), Bestinvest (Consultants) Ltd (Reg. No. 1550116) and HW Financial Services Ltd (Reg. No. 02030706) all of which are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered office: 6 Chesterfield Gardens, Mayfair, W1J 5BQ.

For further information, please visit: www.tilney.co.uk

About Tilney

Tilney is a leading investment and financial planning group that builds on a heritage of more than 180 years.  Our clients are private investors, charities and professional intermediaries who trust us with over £23 billion of their assets. We offer a range of services including financial planning, investment management and advice and, through our Bestinvest service, a leading online platform for those who prefer to manage their own investments.

We have won numerous awards. Tilney has been awarded Best Conventional Advisory Service at the 2018 City of London Wealth Management Awards, Best Advisory Service in the 2015 City of London Wealth Management Awards; Investment Award – Cautious category in the Private Asset Management Awards; and Stockbroker of the Year, Execution-only Stockbroker of the Year and Self-select ISA Provider of the Year 2015, as voted by readers of the Financial Times and Investors Chronicle. Bestinvest was voted Best SIPP Provider and Best Fund Platform at the 2017 City of London Wealth Management Awards, Best Direct SIPP Provider at the YourMoney.com Awards 2017, Best Stocks & Shares ISA Provider at the 2017 Shares Awards, as well as Best Self Select ISA Provider, Best Online/Execution-only Stockbroker and Best Investment Platform 2017 at the FT and Investors Chronicle Investment and Wealth Management Awards, as voted by readers of the FT and Investors Chronicle.

Headquartered in Mayfair, London, the Tilney Group employs over 1,000 staff across our network of 30 offices, enabling us to support clients with a local service throughout the UK.