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GAM Star Defensive Inst GBP Acc

Ranked 48 out of 100 in - Conservative GBP over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Charles Hepworth

Charles Hepworth works at GAM Holding AG where he runs mixed asset and equity strategies. Before joining GAM in 2012, he worked at Quilter Cheviot for 18 years, at Albert E Sharp for two years (1992-1994) and at SG Warburg for one year. The GAM Star Growth fund under his management is a multi-asset strategy so it seeks investments in all assets classes, other funds and in all capitalisation sectors. Charles holds a bachelor of science in biotechnology from Leeds University. He is also a CAIA charterholder, CFA and CISI.

James McDaid

James McDaid works at GAM Holding AG where he runs equities and mixed asset strategies. Prior to joining GAM, James worked at TD Waterhouse Investor Services (Europe) as an investment representative and dealer, and at Quilter Cheviot as an investment manager. The GAM Star Growth Fund under his management is a multi-asset strategy fund so it seeks investments in all assets classes, in all capitalisation sectors and other funds. James was educated at Leeds Metropolitan University and holds a BA in Accountancy and Finance and is a CFA Charterholder.


The investment objective of the Fund is to seek to achieve long term capital growth. The Fund aims to achieve this investment objective primarily through investment in open-ended collective investment schemes which provide exposure to equities, Fixed Income Securities, property, commodities and currencies. The Fund will gain exposure of a minimum of 45% of its net assets to Money Market Instruments and collective investment schemes which invest in Fixed Income Securities. Investment by the Fund in equity long only funds will range from 0%-35% of its net assets. The Fund will not invest directly in property or commodities


Conservative GBP over : 31/07/2014 - 31/07/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/06/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 4.5% -1.4%
2014 2.9% 1.0% 0.8% -0.1% 1.1%
2013 4.7% 2.9% -2.7% 2.0% 2.5%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Ireland
  2. Luxembourg
  3. Spain
  4. Switzerland
  5. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date21/11/2012
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN IE00B7Y9BK82

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment12Mn
  • Min. additional investment0


  • Annual management0.9%
  • 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).