Market turmoil triggers adviser multi-asset demand

Market turmoil triggers adviser multi-asset demand

Market volatility has triggered increased adviser interest in outsourced multi-asset offerings, Liontrust Asset Management’s chief executive John Ions has said.

Mr Ions said the firm would continue focusing on alternatives, while also responding to developing client needs.

He said: “By continuing to develop our range of alternative investment funds in Dublin, we can meet the different demands of our investors through the economic and market cycles.

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“We are seeing growing demand, for example, for our long/short funds in both the UK and continental Europe. The challenge of managing client money during periods of extreme volatility has also prompted increased interest from the broader adviser community in our multi-asset offering as an outsourced solution.”

His comments came as the fund management group revealed its assets under management stood at £4.4bn as at the close of business on September 30 this year.

The firm also recorded net inflows of £110m for the six months ended September 30, down from £284m a year before.