Skandia announces details of focused fund range

Skandia is to launch a range of 23 new sub-advised funds for its new focused fund range from the ten external fund groups it recently signed up, the firm has announced.

Skandia announces details of focused fund range


The funds, which have an aggregate £51bn under management, will mirror the investment strategies of some of the leading retail funds in market.

Investors and advisers will be able to access the funds through a range of Skandia products, and the range will be enhanced by a new managed portfolio service utilising funds within it.

Regulatory approval has been granted to four funds, the Old Mutual Henderson European Growth Fund, the Old Mututal Schroder Tokyo and US Mid Cap funds and the Old Mutual Threadneedle American Select Fund. The funds will be released in tranches over the coming months.

James Millard, director of investments at Old Mutual Wealth, said: “We are assembling an extremely high quality line up of funds across all the main asset classes, providing access to some of the most talented fund managers in the market. Our objective is to offer a desirable proposition at a very competitive price, making it a great choice for advisers whether they build portfolios for their clients in-house or wish to utilise our new managed portfolio service.”

The full external line up is confirmed as follows:


Fund Group

Fund Name

Fund Manager


Aberdeen Asia Pacific

Asian Equities Team


Artemis UK Special Situations

Derek Stuart and Ruth Keattch


Artemis Income

Adrian Frost and Adrian Gosden


Artemis Strategic Bond

James Foster and Alex Ralph


BlackRock UK Special Situations

Richard Plackett


BlackRock Gold & General

Evy Hambro

BNY Mellon

Newton Higher Income

Richard Wilmot


Newton Global Higher Income

James Harries


Fidelity Global Focus

Amit Lodha


Fidelity Strategic Bond

Ian Spreadbury


Henderson China Opportunities

Charlie Awdry


Henderson European Growth

Richard Pease and Simon Rowe

Invesco Perpetual

Invesco Perpetual High Income

Neil Woodford


Invesco Perpetual Asian

Stuart Parks


Invesco Perpetual Corporate Bond

Paul Causer and Paul Read

JP Morgan

JPM Emerging Markets

Austin Forey and Leon Eidelman


JPM Natural Resources

Neil Gregson and Team


Schroder Tokyo

Andrew Rose


Schroder UK Alpha Plus

Richard Buxton


Schroder US Mid Cap

Jenny Jones


Threadneedle American Select

Cormac Weldon


Threadneedle High Yield Bond

Barrie Whitman and David Backhouse


Threadneedle European Select

David Dudding



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