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Sesame launches investment arm with Henderson
by Alex Steger on Nov 14, 2011 at 11:00
Sesame Bankhall has launched an investment company joint venture with Henderson Global Investors which will give IFA members access to a series of bespoke funds.
The new investment company, called Optimum Investment Management, will launch a range of multi-asset, multi-manager funds which can be blended and rebalanced to create bespoke portfolios for clients.
Sesame said the investments were not standalone funds as they were expected to be used in combination with each another to create risk-rated portfolios for clients.
The new investment company is part of a wider wealth management proposition being developed by Sesame which also includes the development of risk profiling tools and a back office system.
George Higginson, Sesame Bankhall chief executive, said: ‘Optimum Investment Management will give adviser firms and clients - even those with modest investments - access to a service and fund managers that they wouldn’t be able to get on their own.’
‘We are helping advisers to write business safely and efficiently, which will become even more important in a post-retail distribution review world. The new service will also give advisers the opportunity to de-risk their business by incorporating a compliance process that helps firms to better manage regulatory risk when writing investment business.’
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