Industry Voice - Diversified growth funds: The asset allocation all-rounders

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Diversified Growth Funds (DGFs) take a range of approaches as broad as the name suggests. At the passive end of the spectrum, they can be packaged exposures to a pre-set asset allocation with minimal active management, in terms of asset allocation or security selection. At the other end of the spectrum, they can resemble hedge funds in the range and complexity of strategies they offer. In between, DGFs can have various levels of active security selection and asset allocation combined with strategic market exposures.

Depending on their particular flavour, DGFs will have different roles in a pension portfolio. The JPMorgan Life Diversified Growth Fund offers investors access to an actively managed, low-cost multi-asset solution (see Exhibit 1). We identify our DGF as a "core" strategy, investing for long-term growth across a broad range of asset classes while offering daily liquidity to clients. This article describes the potential benefits of our DGF in the context of UK pension plans, both defined contribution (DC) and defined benefit (DB). We also describe and seek to quantify some of the long-term risks that may arise from the active asset allocation process.




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