August Fund Launches Cater for Income Investors

NEWS YOU CAN USE: This month saw a raft of new fund launches, plus a less than welcome rise in platform fees

Emma Simon 30 August, 2018 | 12:32AM

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Investors’ appetite for income has not abated, and this demand has prompted two new fund launches this month. Premier Asset Management is using higher risk “call options” to target higher income for investors. Meanwhile RWC is launching a new value-oriented equity income fund, run by the duo who successfully managed Schroder Income in the Noughties.

With interest rates rising again this month – albeit by only 0.25% – there is speculation that value-based funds, which have been out of favour for years, may start to perform better when compared with growth-oriented strategies.

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