EUROPE – UK investment manager Gartmore has received authorisation for the public distribution of its SICAV range of funds in Belgium and Germany.

The Luxembourg domiciled SICAV range of funds, aimed at retail and institutional investors, were recently granted authorisation for distribution in Austria, Finland Norway and Sweden.

Patrick Van de Steen, head of Gartmore’s continental Europe retail business, comments: “These authorisations are a further step to building a full pan-European product offering and broaden our client base on the continent. Our aim is to be a partner to increasingly pan-European distributors. The authorisation process continues in several countries>