Lowes boosts fund strategy with business development appointment
London, March 2019 – Lowes Financial Management has appointed Peter Collins as Business Development Manager as part of a move to support its recently launched fund of structured investments.
Reporting to Ian Lowes, Managing Director of Lowes, Collins will engage with intermediaries and potential investors in the Lowes UK Defined Strategy Fund (UKDSF), which launched in December.
The UKDSF is a UCITS fund for advisers, discretionary fund managers and their clients, which creates, buys and sells strategies commonly found within the structured investment market, diversifying across different types of product but with a focus on autocall strategies.
Essentially a fund of structured products, it allows investors to gain broad exposure to the structured product market in a single strategy. The fund enables investors to access a range of autocall strategies in a convenient and accessible UCITS vehicle.
Prior to his appointment as Business Development Manager, for over thirty years Collins worked as a Lowes Consultant advising an extensive number of clients and has personally been involved with a vast range of structured product investments designed to provide clients with defined returns and downside protection.
Commenting on his appointment, Collins said: “I am hugely excited to be helping to promote this innovative fund. I have eulogized often of Lowes’ excellent track record of enabling their clients to achieve their financial goals via structured products and this new fund is a truly groundbreaking way to access it.
“The structured products market has developed significantly in recent years, particularly amongst institutional investors, and the UK Defined Strategy Fund is the next logical development for the sector. I am excited to help to bring Lowes’ successful structured investment implementation and knowledge to a much larger audience.”
Ian Lowes, Managing Director at Lowes Financial Management, added: “We are delighted Peter is leading our efforts in this area, and having worked at Lowes for nearly four decades, I know he will be invaluable to us as we bring the fund to a wider audience. Peter’s experience and enthusiasm are the perfect combination as we keep pushing the boundaries of what structured products can do for investors.”