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IFSL Brooks Macdonald Defensive Capital B Acc

Ranked 28 out of 53 in - Absolute Return GBP over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Robin Eggar

Robin Eggar is investment team director at Brooks Macdonald Asset Management and co-manager of the IFSL Brooks Macdonald Defensive Capital Fund. Robin graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a master's in economic history and holds the Advanced Financial Planning Certificate (AFPC) and Investment Management Certificate (IMC). Away from the office, he enjoys golf, shooting, rugby, soccer and skiing.

Jonathan Gumpel

Jonathan Gumpel is currently a director at Brooks Macdonald Asset Management. He has been managing the IFSL Brooks Macdonald Defensive Capital Fund since its launch in March 2010 using a defensive equity investment style. He holds the IMC designation and has more than 20 years of experience in the finance industry having previously worked at Chase de Vere (PMMM).


To achieve consistent long-term capital growth through a portfolio of defined return assets, such as preference shares, loan notes, convertibles, structured notes and other defined return investments, including collective investment schemes and transferable securities, that do not require market growth to provide a positive capital return and are supported by significant underlying asset cover.

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Absolute Return GBP over : 30/04/2015 - 30/04/2016

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2016 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016 -0.6%
2015 1.9% 3.9% -1.7% -2.3% 2.1%
2014 3.7% -0.1% 1.7% 0.7% 1.5%
2013 7.7% 4.1% -0.1% 1.6% 2.0%
2012 7.8% 4.0% -1.1% 3.3% 1.5%
2011 0.1% 0.1% 1.6% -3.6% 2.1%
2010 10.7% 3.6% -3.4% 6.6% 3.7%
2009 19.7% -7.6% 16.3% 11.2% 0.2%
2008 -18.6% -3.3% 0.6% -6.3% -10.7%
2007 1.8% -0.8% 4.0% -3.3% 2.1%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Argentum Capital SA 0.000% 13-Aug-2021 4.28
UBS AG (Edinburgh Branch) 0.000% 28-Jul-2021 2.33
BKT OF /J.P. MOR 2.19
UBS AG (Edinburgh Branch) 0.000% 29-Oct-2019 2.13
GBP Cash 2.02
F&C Global Smaller Companies PLC 3.500% 31-Jul-2019 2.00
JZ Capital Partners Ltd 6.000% 30-Jul-2021 1.95
Edinburgh Dragon Trust PLC 3.500% 31-Jan-2018 1.89

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date21/12/2006
  • Share Class size05Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B62WNX98

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment2,500
  • Min. regular additional investment100


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment5

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Brooks Macdonald Defensive Capital fund hits £100 million mark

Brooks' Defensive Capital fund, run by AA-rated Gumpel and Eggar, has reached the £100 million AUM milestone.

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