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In this issue we focus on multi-asset funds, what is driving their growing popularity and what are the factors that are likely to influence them in the future; we talk to our Head of Fund Proposition about our key fund ranges; and we take a look at how we use the increasingly popular ‘smart-beta’ indices.

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Iain McGowan, Head of Fund Proposition IS&E, provides an introduction to the articles in this edition.

What’s fuelling the rise of multi-asset funds?

Find out why multi-asset funds are becoming increasingly popular among investors seeking to manage risk and protect capital, while also targeting growth.

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In this Q&A with our Head of Fund Proposition IS&E you’ll find out more about our fund ranges, which have been designed to meet the needs of individual pension customers and those in workplace pension schemes.

What’s driving increasing adoption of smart-beta strategies?

This article looks at how smart beta index strategies work and why adoption of these strategies has reached record levels.

What does the future hold for multi-asset strategies?

Find out why demographics, regulation and socially responsible investment trends will influence the future of multi-asset funds.

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