Family Investments indulges in child's play

Barclays Bank in the UK has made its CPPI-based child trust fund available to independent financial advisers. Barclays manages and markets the product, while Family Investments is the administrator. But with many similar products available, what else can the CPPI technique offer? Amanda Lee reports


Following the UK government's April 2005 introduction of child trust funds (CTFs), which are saving schemes for children born on or after September 1, 2002, the funds are now widely available in the UK. While the majority of CTFs are FTSE-linked funds aimed at achieving capital growth, Barclays has applied the constant proportion portfolio insurance (CPPI) technique to its 18-year product.

Brighton-based Family Investments, formerly known as Family Assurance, has chosen Barclays' CTF as its core

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