Standard Life Investments launched the Enhanced Diversification Multi-Asset (EDMA) SICAV on July, 20th, 2016 in response to a growing client demand for multi-asset funds that manage downside risk.
According to a press release, "EDMA is part of our multi-asset range for investors who want to balance capital growth against volatility in financial markets. With EDMA, we aim to generate equity-like returns over the medium term with less volatility." EDMA targets equity-type returns over the market cycle (typically five to seven years in duration) but with only two-thirds of equity market risk.
The Fund differs from many traditional diversified growth approaches. Standard Life Investments holds a range of market return investments (such as equities, bonds and listed real estate), however, they also use enhanced diversification strategies to provide additional sources of return and high levels of portfolio diversification.
"EDMA benefits from the expertise of our established and award-winning multi-asset investing team. By exploiting our resources and capabilities we believe we can offer enhanced, lower-risk performance that is cost-effective for our clients." They conclude.