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Courtiers Total Return Balanced Risk

Ranked 55 out of 224 in - Aggressive GBP over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Gary Reynolds

Gary Reynolds founded Courtiers Investment Services 1982. Based in Henley-on-Thames, he manages multi-asset funds with a risk targeted fundamental investment style and invests in his owns strategies, rotating the portfolio as he identifies market cycles. Prior to founding his own company, he worked as liability risk specialist assistant at Hogg Robinson for three years. He got his first taste of the working world as a tea boy at the early age of 16, first at Friends Provident & Century and then at Phoenix. Gary holds the IMC and CFA qualifications along with the ACII and is a Chartered FCSI. Away from the office he enjoys rugby, skiing, the theatre and music as well as spending time with his dog.


The investment objective of the COURTIERS Total Return Balanced Risk Fund is to achieve the optimal total return (meaning a combination of income and capital which may or may not be positive) within the boundaries of the Fund’s risk profile. The Fund’s capital is at risk and there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective over any particular period or at all. The risk profile will be average


Aggressive GBP over : 30/04/2014 - 30/04/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 5.1%
2014 8.8% -0.3% 1.3% 3.2% 4.2%
2013 20.0% 11.3% 0.4% 2.4% 4.9%
2012 9.6% 6.2% -3.3% 5.7% 1.1%
2011 -5.4% 1.0% -0.8% -11.9% 7.2%
2010 8.9% 3.9% -8.4% 8.2% 5.7%
2009 24.6% -15.1% 20.3% 17.8% 3.6%
2008 -32.2% -10.0% -3.5% -8.5% -14.7%
2007 3.9% 0.6% 1.8%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
S&P 500 Index Future 19.29
Euro Stoxx 50 Index Future 10.83
S&P 500 Index Swap 10.05
RBS Global Treasury Plus 4 GBP 7.13
Royal London FTSE 350 Tracker Z 6.30
Gold Structured Note 5.46
JPM Sterling Liquidity Institutional Dis 4.18
db x-trackers MSCI EM LatAm Index UCITS ETF 1C 4.17
iShares Core ú Corporate Bond UCITS ETF 3.94
BlackRock Cash A Inc 3.63

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date26/02/2007
  • Share Class size129Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B1P2K632

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. additional investment0


  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment5

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