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F&C MM Navigator Distribution A Acc

Ranked 55 out of 349 in - Balanced over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Robert Burdett

After six years at Credit Suisse Robert Burdett, along with co-manager Gary Potter, has launched a new investment boutique in conjunction with Thames River. They have streamlined the 11 multimanager portfolios they presided over and fashioned at Credit Suisse into five portfolios at their new stable. Ironically, Burdett started his career with stockbrokers Buckmaster & Moore in 1985 and left the firm just before its acquisition by Credit Suisse in 1987. After spells with Allied Provincial Securities (now Gerrard) and Berry Asset Management, he moved to Rothschild Asset Management (now Insight) and formed a formidable partnership with Potter, which became the talk of the multi-manager industry. With their reputations firmly established the duo were poached by Credit Suisse and asked to launch the group's multi-manager business. Burdett is responsible for a wide range of funds and unsurprisingly his investment style is closely linked to Potters, with a 'best of breed' approach and the blending of quantitative and qualitative factors being the major features.

Gary Potter

After six years at Credit Suisse Gary Potter, along with co-manager Robert Burdett, has launched a new investment boutique in conjunction with Thames River. They have streamlined the 11 multimanager portfolios they presided over and fashioned at Credit Suisse into five portfolios at their new stable. Born in Bristol in November 1961, Potter was educated locally and is an Associate Member of the Securities Institute. A teenager when he entered the financial world with Natwest Bank in 1981, Potter initially worked as a researcher for the group's private client division before being promoted to a fund of funds manager. In 1996 he joined Rothschild Asset Management (now Insight Investment) and was responsible for its multi-manager business worth about £1.1 billion. In June 2001 he was recruited by Credit Suisse to launch the firm's multi-manager funds. Potter describes all his portfolios as well diversified and he adopts a 'best of breed' approach. His fund selection is multi-faceted and blends quantitative and qualitative factors.

Objective

The aim is to provide income with some capital growth. The Manager seeks to achieve this by investing mainly in authorised and recognised collective investment schemes. The schemes cover a wide spread of UK and international equity, including emerging markets, and fixed interest assets including an element of currency exposure. Holders of D shares may be eligible for investment protection. Details are available at www.fandc.com/navigator-investment-protection. Holders of D shares pay the cost of the group life policy providing this protection as premiums are paid from the annual charge.

Performance

Balanced over : 31/07/2013 - 31/07/2014
  • Rank 55/349 Total Return
  • Rank 59/349 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 30/349 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Return
53 JPM Cautious Managed A Acc

6.5%

54 Scottish Widows HIFML Cautious 1

6.5%

55 F&C MM Navigator Distribution A Acc

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

6.5%

56 Drygate

6.4%

57 Thesis KES Diversified Inc

6.4%

Fund Name Loss
30 F&C MM Lifestyle Defensive A Acc

-1.1%

30 SA Informed Cautious Strategy AC

-1.1%

30 Thesis Optima Multi-Asset Strategy Acc

-1.1%

30 F&C MM Navigator Distribution A Acc

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

-1.1%

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/07/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 3.1% 1.3% 1.3% 0.4%
2013 11.9% 6.6% -1.2% 3.1% 3.1%
2012 14.0% 6.1% -1.0% 4.8% 3.6%
2011 -4.2% 0.7% 0.6% -7.4% 2.2%
2010 11.7% 5.7% -4.5% 6.2% 4.2%
2009 20.6% -3.5% 7.2% 13.1% 3.1%
2008 -13.5% -5.0% -2.0% -4.2% -3.0%
2007 -2.6% -2.6%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/03/2014

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
JOHCM UK Equity Income Y Inc 5.93
RWC Enhanced Income B GBP Dis 5.42
Ardevora UK Income C 4.87
Artemis High Income R Inc 4.81
GBP Cash 4.76
Schroder Strategic Credit L Income 4.54
Schroder Income Maximiser A Inc 3.95
Artemis Global Income Inst Inc 3.72
IFSL Harewood US Enhanced Income A 3.71
Veritas Global Equity Income GBP A 3.68
31/03/2014

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date01/10/2007
  • Share Class size239Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B23Y3F84
  • Currency exposure is hedged

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. additional investment100

Charges

  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment5

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