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RL360° revamps fund range and bags a Guinness exclusive

RL360° has revamped its guided-architecture fund range, with the addition of several new fund links for its products, and agreed a savings plan with Guinness Asset Management, RL360° director of marketing Natalie Hall has announced.

She said: “Maintaining a first-class investment offering for our guided-architecture products is of the utmost importance in ensuring advisers can meet the needs and objectives of every individual client.

The company agreed a six-month savings plan exclusively with Guinness Asset Management for its Ucits version of the top quartile performing Global Innovators fund.

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A total of 22 new fund options have been added to its Quantum, Oracle and Paragon products, introducing investment themes including infrastructure, healthcare and equity income.

RL360°’s protection product LifePlan has eight new low-volatility equity funds added to the range, which bring with them three new sectors – Equity Europe, Equity North America and Equity UK.

A healthcare fund has been added and Guinness Asset Management will be introduced to the range by linking to their Global Equity Income Fund.

Adviser View

Daren O’Brien, financial adviser at London-based Aurora Financial Solutions, said: “This is a good way to get new money into funds that may not necessarily make it into the market or make an optimal size to make it a viable ongoing proposition.

“It is good to have as long as it is backed up by a robust system. New funds are good for innovation. It sounds like Guinness will be running some of its funds, or running some money in its own funds, and I would expect the firm to have done its due diligence.”