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Aviva Investors funds added to Distribution Technology

Aviva Investors funds added to Distribution Technology

Two flagship funds from Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva have been added to the Distribution Technology Dynamic Planner risk profiling tool.

The Aviva Investors multi-strategy target return and target income funds have been added to the tool.

Aviva Investors said both have been independently allocated risk profile four on dynamic planner to reflect the managed target volatility of bands for each fund.

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The firm has worked closely with Distribution Technology to make it easier for advisers who use the tool to choose the most appropriate portfolio for their clients.

James Tothill, head of third party relationships at Aviva Investors, said: “This is an important milestone for Aviva Investors’ Aims range, and comes after the recent one year anniversary of the Aims Target Return fund, which celebrated strong performance against target.

“Aviva Investors is firmly committed to outcome-oriented solutions and the inclusion of the AIMS range on dynamic planner is another significant step towards enabling advisers to access the funds and to meet their clients’ desired outcomes.”

The Aims range currently has more than £1.8bn assets under management.

Kevin Bull, director of asset management clients at Distribution Technology, said: “The Aviva Investors multi-strategy range represents part of a growing choice of strategies available to intermediaries and their clients.

“Advisers looking to select from the range will be able to do so with even greater confidence in the knowledge that there is a dynamic planner risk profile to match an agreed client risk profile. This is a very positive development for Aviva Investors, Distribution Technology and the end client.”

Daren O’Brien, director at Aurora Financial Solutions, said: “The Aims funds from Aviva are the ones that they have been talking a lot about recently and seem most proud of.

“Its great news that they have been added to the DT Dynamic planning tools as this helps us map our clients risk profile across easily to match Insurers funds.

“This is something we’ve been asking insurers to do for a while and it is good to see that Aviva have been listening. It should make our job easier going forward.”

ruth.gillbe@ft.com