Centuria Life launches new bond offering

Centuria Life is launching a new suite of products, anticipating a resurgent popularity in investment bonds.

Centuria LifeGoals will comprise 22 professionally managed fund options, including sector, diversified and index funds. Asset classes covered by the funds include fixed interest, cash, property, domestic and international shares and infrastructure.

The offering incorporates transparent fee structures with rebates passed on to investors and provides investors with greater control by way of online applications and in-app management.

"The first guiding principle of Centuria LifeGoals is to offer high-quality, complementary funds which have been carefully selected by our investment committee," Centuria Life general manager Michael Blake said.

"The current climate means more demand than ever for transparent financial products that are sold on merit, and that place control and clarity in the hands of the investor and the adviser. Centuria LifeGoals does exactly that."

Blake said the post-Royal Commission environment sees customers being more discerning but Centuria welcomes the scrutiny.

"There are thousands of financial advisers in this country who care deeply about their clients' wellbeing - I have witnessed this firsthand, and I believe they too welcome the changes that are already occurring," he said.

He added that recent regulatory reform and the potential for even more reform down the line means investors can no longer rely on superannuation alone.

"By contrast, investment bonds give investors access to a sound, long-term investment with a structure that offers tax benefits, flexibility and accessibility," he said.

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