The award-winning team at Lowes have many years’ of experience analysing collective investment vehicles as well as being at the forefront of the evolution of the UK’s retail structured investment landscape.

Lowes has a renowned expertise in structured investments, a sector in which it has been active for longer than most. Not only does the Lowes team perform their own analysis and selection for products released both in the retail investment space and on the listed market, they also collaborate with providers in the design of new innovative solutions for clients, Lowes managed funds and the wider market.

All this knowledge and experience is utilised in the running of many portfolios and two OEICS for which Lowes Investment Management Ltd is the appointed Investment Manager. The oldest of these, the MI Diversified Strategy Fund (MIDSF.lowes.co.uk), has always had part of its portfolio invested in a range of structured investments and the Lowes UK Defined Strategy Fund, a fund solely investing in these type of contracts, was the logical next step.

The investment management team at Lowes welcome the opportunity to discuss the fund and their approach with interested parties so please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Structured investments began appearing in the UK retail investment market over thirty years ago and Lowes has published their review of every investment launched in the intermediary distributed sector for over eighteen years; this now represents a database of over 6500 products.

In the early days, a motivation behind the initial published review service was to draw attention to an alarming number of investments our researchers felt were potentially misleading and providing insufficient reward in return for the risk to which investors’ capital was being exposed.

Lowes’ expertise in structured investments and close engagement with the sector as an advisory firm resulted in recognition and interest amongst fellow professionals and led to Lowes developing services for other professional advisers. Lowes have also been recognised over the years in a number of industry awards as an outstanding contributor to the market.

StructuredProductReview.com was created in 2009 to provide a research, information and education portal for professional advisers and the Lowes Structured Investment Centre was subsequently developed, building on the firm’s knowledge, expertise and positioning to help bring improved outcomes to the market. The simple innovations introduced through the Structured Investment Centre’s products have had a wide-reaching influence, with many providers subsequently adapting their products to follow suit.

The Lowes UK Defined Strategy Fund launched in December 2018 and is a natural evolution, founded on years of experience and expertise.