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Our Smoothed Managed Funds have a track record of performing as they should during difficult market conditions. During the heightened market volatility in early 2020, our funds continued to function normally – with no unexpected price adjustments.
With a range of multi-asset, risk-rated options, our funds have been designed to deliver a low volatility investor experience for your risk-sensitive clients – typically those who are in or nearing retirement.
Suited to your risk-averse clients, smoothing helps to iron out the highs and lows of the market. The result: a smoothed average fund price.Learn more about smoothing
Our Smoothed Managed Funds are multi-asset and risk-rated to specifically appeal to clients with a ‘very low’ to ‘medium’ attitude to investment risk. They are managed to our exacting mandate by Columbia Threadneedle Investments.More on fund management
The funds within our Smoothed Managed Fund range are designed to provide long-term steady to moderate growth for at least 5 years or longer.
Our smoothing process doesn’t prevent investments from dropping in value. Smoothing will not prevent losses in longer term falling markets.
Your clients’ investments go down as well as up – they could get back less than invested.
Smoothing can be suspended at our discretion. This may be in exceptional conditions or if the underlying price was 80% or less of the averaged price. If smoothing was suspended the funds may need to be valued using the underlying price. We also have discretion to use a daily gradual averaged price with an appropriate smoothing period of up to 26 weeks. For LV= ISA, if smoothing is suspended we will value the funds using the underlying price.
Where a guarantee option is available, your client will need to be aware of the associated terms and charges.