Skandia unveils protected Shield fund

Skandia unveils protected Shield fund

Skandia's shield

Skandia's new Shield fund is linked to a basket of 16 different UK and international asset classes and a cash holding.

Asset allocation of the investments held in the basket will be controlled to remain within a volatility target of 8%, equivalent to a risk rating of four out of 10 on Skandia's risk scale (with 10 being the highest risk).

In addition, the fund relies on a separate derivative to provide the downside protection, rather than cash.

Skandia says this means the fund will always retain

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