ArchitasAug 16 2017

Architas assets under management hit £38bn

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Architas assets under management hit £38bn

Multi-asset investment house Architas, which is part of Axa, has reported its assets under management (AUM) have hit £38bn, helped by a £546m increase in UK assets.

The UK growth was driven, according to the company, by the firm’s Diversified Real Assets fund, which is now over £200m in size.

The Diversified Real Assets fund invests in other funds, and amongst the top ten holdings are investments in bond funds, and infrastructure investment funds.

Total net inflows for the first six months were £959bn.

Hans Georgeson, chief executive, Architas, said: “In recent years we have invested significantly in our UK business to develop our fund proposition and our relationship with a broader range of adviser clients.

"Strong inflows demonstrate this approach has been successful and we intend to continue with this strategy. Our latest product launch is the Global Equity Income fund which is designed to complement our existing income fund range, helping advisers to meet the rising demand for income.

“In Europe we continue to see strong flows from the AXA distribution networks across France, Belgium, Italy and Germany as investors move into investment funds to try and secure higher levels of return from their savings.”