UK pension reform a boost for risk-focused funds

Absolute return strategies face competition from safety-first alternatives

The UK pensions shake-up will benefit funds that focus on risk

The use by life insurers of dynamic asset allocation has been on the rise in recent years, with an increasing number of offerings from asset managers using a variety of techniques. In the UK market, the ‘return-focused' approaches of absolute target return and diversified growth funds have seen a great deal of interest, with a proliferation of these funds from a broadening range of managers.

An impressive track record of performance by some of the initial providers has encouraged others to adopt

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