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Kames UK Equity Absolute Return

Ranked 24 out of 27 in - Market Neutral over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Malcolm McPartlin

Malcolm McPartlin is an investment manager in the UK Equities team, with responsibility for co-managing the Kames UK Equity Absolute Return Fund and Kames Equity Market Neutral Funds. He has analysis responsibilities for the mining, media sectors and UK Equity Strategy. Malcolm joined Kames Capital in 2003 from Scottish Equitable where he was an assistant business analyst. He studied financial services at Napier University.

David Pringle

David Pringle is an investment manager in the UK Equities team, with responsibility for co-managing the Kames UK Equity Absolute Return Fund and Kames Equity Market Neutral Funds. In addition, David’s analysis duties are in the aerospace & defence, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and healthcare sectors. He joined Kames Capital in 2001 from WM Company, where he spent four years as a research assistant writing reports on risk, ethical investing and pension fund structures. David studied financial services at Glasgow Caledonian University, and has the SII Diploma in Derivatives.


To achieve a positive absolute return over a 12 month period in all market conditions by investing principally in a portfolio of equities and equity-related securities (including Contracts for Difference and other derivatives) of companies based in the UK, principally conducting business in the UK or listed on the UK stock market. Cash and near cash will be held, and the fund may also invest in other transferable securities (for example, bonds and other public and government securities), permitted money market instruments, permitted deposits and units in collective investment schemes.

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Market Neutral over : 31/01/2017 - 31/01/2018
  • Rank 24/27 Total Return
  • Rank 8/27 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 21/27 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Risk
6 Pictet TR - Diversified Alpha-HP GBP

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



7 Kames Equity Market Neutral B Acc GBP GBP


8 Kames UK Equity Absolute Return B Acc GBP


9 GAM Multistock - Absolute Return Europe Eq-GBP Bh

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



10 MLIS Marshall Wace TOPS UCITS (Mkt Ntrl) GBP B Acc GBP


Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 -4.0% -0.9% -2.0% 0.6% -1.8%
2016 -3.1% -0.8% -3.3% 1.3% -0.4%
2015 2.5% 1.1% 0.8% -0.4% 1.0%
2014 4.2% 0.2% -0.4% 3.2% 1.2%
2013 6.1% 1.9% 2.7% -0.9% 2.3%
2012 1.6% 0.5% 0.8% -0.1% 0.4%
2011 4.3% 0.2% 1.4% 1.7% 1.0%
2010 1.1% 0.6% 0.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date22/02/2010
  • Share Class size108Mn
  • Base currencyGBX
  • ISIN GB00B4XS8040

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment2Mn
  • Min. regular additional investment10,000


  • Annual management0.80%
  • 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).