Investec Asset Management has signed a distribution agreement with Banca Generali for the distribution of its whole Luxembourg-domiciled Sicav Global Strategy Fund range licensed and available on the Italian market.
Additionally, five out of Investec’s top products will be also included inside the wrapper of Banca Generali BG Stile Libero.
These latter will be distributed from 1 June, while the distribution of the whole range will start later.
Following the agreement, Investec will be providing Banca Generali’s network of financial advisers and private bankers with its whole offering in Italy, further strengthening its presence on the market, which started in 2014.
Among the strategies now available through the agreement investors can find the Investec Global Multi Asset Income Fund which aims to deliver returns with a low volatility profile, thanks to a multi-asset strategy designed to fill the role that fixed income can no longer fill.
Looking at the equity sector, the Investec Global Franchise Fund invests all over the world, mainly in high quality stocks and generally associated with global brands or exclusive licenses, while, in a European perspective, the Investec European Equity Fund invests in shares of European companies and offers distinctive investment process in its category.
In the commodity sector, the Investec Global Gold Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth particularly investing in gold companies on a global basis securities.
Thanks to its South African DNA (the company was established in Cape Town in 1991), Investec’s offering also embraces emerging market bonds and allows Italian investors to get exposure to the asset class through the Investec Emerging Markets Corporate Debt Fund.
Gianluca Maione, country head Italy at Investec since June 2016, said: “We are proud to sign this agreement with a player like Banca Generali, which allows us to extend our presence in Italy and offer our strategies to a client base which is becoming wider and wider, both on the institutional and retail channel.”