UK - Standard Life Investments launched a global index linked bond fund aimed at providing ‘low risk and real returns'.
Income will be generated from a global portfolio of bonds, the majority of which are linked to the changes in the levels of inflation indices in their country of issue.
Fund manager Jonathan Gibbs said: “In the current low inflation environment it provides a low risk investment, diversification, potential for real returns, and protection relative to other bond investments in the event of rising inflation.”
“The fund is intended for investors seeking to limit the impact of inflation on the value of their investments over the longer term, and to diversify their portfolio both within bonds and in a wider context.
He added that the fund will be attractive to institutional investors responsible for maturing or closed direct benefit pension schemes with inflation-linked liabilities.
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