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Kames Absolute Return Bond B GBP Acc

Ranked 7 out of 11 in - Absolute Return GBP over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Colin Finlayson

Colin Finlayson is an investment manager in Kames Capital’s Fixed Income team and specialises in global government bonds and relative-value analysis. He is the co-manager of the Kames Absolute Return Bond Fund and Kames Strategic Global Bond Fund as well as the Core Plus and Long Core Plus pooled pension funds. He joined Kames Capital in 2000 directly from the University of Strathclyde, where he studied economics and finance. Colin is a CFA charterholder.

Stephen Snowden

Stephen Snowden is head of credit in the fixed income team. He specialises in investment grade credit and co-manages two investment grade bond funds and an absolute return bond fund. He rejoined Kames Capital in July 2011 from Old Mutual Asset Management where he managed the Corporate Bond Fund. Stephen started his career with Kames Capital in 1994, initially focusing on equities before moving to the fixed income team to manage corporate bond funds. He has a first class honours degree BSc Finance and an MSc Finance from Queens University Belfast.


The investment objective of the Fund is to generate positive absolute returns for investors over a rolling 3 year period irrespective of market conditions. The Fund will seek to achieve its investment objective by investing in global debt instruments in any currency, ranging from AAA Government Bonds through to high yield and emerging market bonds. The Fund may invest in all types of fixed and floating rate fixed income securities.

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Absolute Return GBP over : 30/04/2017 - 30/04/2018
  • Rank 7/11 Total Return
  • Rank 1/11 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 1/11 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Loss
1 Kames Absolute Return Bond B GBP Acc GBP


2 Janus Henderson Multi Asset Credit I Acc GBP Hgd

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



3 Royal London Absolute Return Gov Bond Z Acc GBP GBP


4 Tideway Real Return A GBP GBP


5 BlackRock Absolute Return Bond D Acc GBP


Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 0.1%
2017 0.8% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.1%
2016 1.4% 0.0% 0.6% 0.7% 0.2%
2015 0.7% 0.4% -0.2% -0.2% 0.7%
2014 2.1% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.3%
2013 1.7% 0.6% 0.3% 0.3% 0.5%
2012 2.1% 0.6% 0.2% 0.9% 0.5%
2011 1.4%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Germany
  2. Guernsey
  3. Ireland
  4. Jersey
  5. Luxembourg
  6. Malta
  7. Netherlands
  8. Switzerland
  9. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date30/09/2011
  • Share Class size2,015Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN IE00B6SPX874

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500,000
  • Min. regular additional investment500


  • Annual management0.65%
  • 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).