Launches & Closures

Schroders lines up total return European equity UCITS launch

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Schroders has unveiled its latest European equity UCITS product. The fund aims to offer investors access to long-term capital growth and uses derivatives and other financial instruments to lower the targeted volatility of its investment returns.

The Schroder ISF European Total Return, which launches on 7 March, will be managed by Nicholette MacDonald-Brown, senior portfolio manager for the European equities team. She will seek to achieve returns through fundamental stock selection of about 40 to 60 stocks – but with lower volatility by adjusting the fund’s exposure to the market through the tactical use of cash, futures and derivatives.