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Standard Life Investments GARS fund

 

Citywire Selection Verdict: This fund provides a mix of decorrelated ideas across currencies, interest rates, commodities, equities and bonds.

Guy Stern has been managing the fund since 2008 and is surrounded by an experienced team of over 30 people. However some key individuals have left so we are monitoring the impact of departures.

Key equity holdings include direct exposure to European and Global markets. Positions are also taken
 that look to benefit from one market rising and another falling. For example German equities versus French equities.

At times the fund goes through pedestrian performance, which it has done since the start of 2013, but we still believe in the absolute return philosophy and process in place. Stern expects a modest global recovery, a reduction in quantitative easing and still sees value in corporate bonds.

For more details view the latest factsheet .

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