LV= Smoothed Bond:


Main features

We’re here to help you grow your clients’ savings, and with our Smoothed Managed Funds Bond you can make the most of its unique features to do just that. It’s an onshore investment option with a range of fund options managed to our mandate by Columbia Threadneedle Investments.

Designed to provide long-term steady to moderate growth, with very low to medium level risk investment, the main features of our Smoothed Bond include:

  • An in-built smoothing mechanism – uses fund price averaging to reduce the impact of market volatility on your clients’ investments.
  • Online valuation tool for professionals - the current value of your client’s investment is just a few clicks away.
  • Funds are independently risk-rated by multiple agencies.
  • Optional capital guarantee available – lock-in fund value for a fixed 10-year term, helping reduce downside risk. 10-year guarantee periods only available with Smoothed Managed Cautious fund.
  • It's a with-profits whole of life investment bond. Your client’s investments may go down as well as up, and they could get back less than invested.
  • Whilst there is no minimum or fixed term, our bond is designed to provide steady growth for a period of at least five years and ideally longer.

Product profile

Your clients will benefit from our Smoothed Managed Funds Bond at any stage of their lives. See further information on target markets, risks and eligibility in the product profile.
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Shelter your clients’ savings from tax

Understand if our Smoothed Bond is right for your clients.

6 ways to make the most of the LV= Smoothed Bond

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As a simple, low-cost investment

Our Bond is a straightforward investment option, designed to deliver steady growth over the medium to long-term.
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As a tactical investment

Optional capital guarantee can be bought on investments at outset, or upon the expiry of a previous guarantee, subject to availability.

For a calmer investment journey

The investment journey can be as important as the destination for many clients. The built-in smoothing mechanism helps to deliver a calmer investment journey well suited to your risk-sensitive clients.
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For tax planning

There’s no Capital Gains Tax on withdrawals from the Bond, so higher rate taxpayers can withdraw 5% each year – while just paying basic rate tax.
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For inheritance tax planning

Our Bond can be written on a joint or single life basis and by placing the bond in trust, clients can potentially help reduce their dependants’ IHT liability.
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For life-events planning

For clients who want to earmark funds for planned events, the Bond supports that through the guarantee option, while maintaining the potential for investment growth.
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What type of clients would the Smoothed Bond be most suitable for?


    Looking to mitigate inheritance tax on large sums

    Who don’t have access to tax-efficient investment wrappers like ISAs

    Who have high CGT exposure, with no dividend allowance

    Want lower risk and potential above inflation returns

Individual investors:

    Lump sum investors who want to utilise a multi-tax wrapper approach

    Will pay high CGT on the returns of other investments

    Want to balance out their portfolio and have a healthy risk appetite

    Want to preserve wealth as they approach retirement

Getting more for your clients

We want your clients to live confidently. That’s why we give our members more with their LV= Smoothed Bond.

As an investor in our Smoothed Bond, your client automatically becomes a member of LV=. Being a member will give them access to exclusive member benefits and additional support services.

  • Putting your client’s interests first. As a mutual, we’re owned by our members. We put the interests of your clients first, rather than those of external shareholders. We offer benefits to certain with-profits members – your LV= Smoothed Bond clients are eligible.

    More on member benefits

  • Giving back to our members with a mutual bonus. We’re committed to serving our members and creating long-term value for them. Our aim is for eligible members to share in the success of our business – we do this through the LV= mutual bonus. The mutual bonus is our way of rewarding eligible with-profits members for their support of the development and growth of our business. If a mutual bonus is awarded, the value of an eligible policy will increase by a percentage agreed by our Board and dependant on a number of factors.

    More information on the mutual bonus

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