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Kames Absolute Return Bond B GBP Acc

Ranked 10 out of 11 in - Absolute Return GBP over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Colin Finlayson

Stephen Snowden

Born in December 1971 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, fixed income investor Stephen Snowden gained a BSc and an MSc in finance from Belfast University. He joined Aegon shortly afterwards and impressed in a four-year spell as a US analyst. He was subsequently moved into the corporate bond team and took responsibility for a wide range of investments when he was promoted to head of retail fixed income in 2002. On his Aegon Extra Income fund he delivered impressive returns and a high yield. Snowden joined Old Mutual Asset Management to manage the Old Mutual Corporate Bond following Richard Woolnough’s move to M&G Investments and took charge of the fund in February 2004. He then rejoined Aegon (now Kames Capital) in July 2011, and runs the Kames Absolute Return Bond Fund.


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 : 30/04/2016 - 30/04/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 0.2%
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. Guernsey
  2. Ireland
  3. Jersey
  4. Luxembourg
  5. Malta
  6. Netherlands
  7. Switzerland
  8. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date30/09/2011
  • Share Class size2,011Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN IE00B6SPX874

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • 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).