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Standard Life Inv Glo Abs Ret Strategies

Ranked 28 out of 37 in - Multi Strategy over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated


The Fund aims to provide positive investment returns in all market conditions over the medium to long term. The investment team who actively manage the fund have a wide investment remit to help them try to achieve this aim. The team look to exploit market inefficiencies through active allocation to a diverse range of market positions. The fund manager utilises a combination of traditional assets (such as equities and bonds) and investment strategies based on advanced derivative techniques resulting in a highly diversified portfolio. The fund can take long and short positions in markets, securities and groups of securities through derivative contracts.

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Multi Strategy over : 31/05/2017 - 31/05/2018
  • Rank 28/37 Total Return
  • Rank 14/37 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 29/37 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Risk
12 AmundiSICAVII Abs Return Multi-Strategy R H GBP ND

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



13 Neuberger Berman Uncorrelated Strategies HGBP I5Ac

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



14 Standard Life Inv Glo Abs Ret Strategies Inst Acc GBP


15 Sanlam FOUR Multi-Strategy Founder GBP GBP


16 CS (Lux) Liquid Alternative Beta UBH GBP

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



Fund Name Currency Loss
27 SLI Glo SICAV Global Focused Strategies DH GBP

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



28 LGT Alpha Generix Global Income UCITS L GBP GBP


29 Standard Life Inv Glo Abs Ret Strategies Inst Acc GBP


30 Old Mutual Style Premia Absolute Return F GBP H GBP


31 SLI Glo SICAV Glbl Abs Rtn Strategies AH GBP

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 -1.9%
2017 2.4% -0.3% 1.0% -0.2% 1.9%
2016 -2.3% -3.3% -1.0% 0.5% 1.4%
2015 3.2% 4.5% -1.1% -1.9% 1.7%
2014 5.9% 0.2% 1.6% 2.8% 1.2%
2013 7.2% 3.8% -0.4% 0.2% 3.4%
2012 8.0% 5.3% -1.5% 2.9% 1.2%
2011 3.0% 0.3% -1.5% 1.0% 3.3%
2010 10.8% 4.7% 2.0% 4.7% -0.9%
2009 19.4% 0.8% 5.1% 11.2% 1.4%
2008 1.0% -4.2% 3.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date29/01/2008
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B28S0218

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment5Mn
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management0.75%
  • Initial investment0

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).