Mobius Life has launched a specialist fund range in a bid to make alternative investment strategies available to more defined benefit (DB) schemes.
The investment platform said its specialist fund range is designed to meet consultants' and trustees' demands for more sophisticated strategies to meet schemes' long-term funding and cashflow requirements in today's low return environment.
It said the AEW UK Real Return Fund and Gatemore Multi-Asset Fund will now be available on the Mobius platform - noting it was also planning to add strategies focusing on private assets, infrastructure and hedge funds to its range in due course.
Mobius said DB schemes will be able to hold all the schemes' traditional and alternative assets on a single platform with streamlined dealing and reporting. As the funds are pooled on Mobius' platform, smaller schemes will be able to access sophisticated funds which would be restricted to them off-platform due to high minimum investment thresholds.
Commenting on the launch, Mobius Life senior investment analyst Joshun Sandhu said: "Consultants are increasingly seeking more sophisticated strategies to enable their pension schemes clients to meet their objectives. Every scheme is different, some are seeking greater diversification while others may require the certainty of contractual cashflow or other requirements. We are developing our specialist fund range to meet these needs in a highly governed environment."
Mobius Life chief executive Adrian Swales added: "Mobius Life offers pension schemes and their consultants a flexible and responsive platform to meet their investment administration needs."
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