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Rathbone Multi Asset Strategic Growth Inc

Ranked 10 out of 58 in - Absolute Return GBP over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

David Coombs

David Coombs is the Head of Multi-Asset Investments at Rathbones Unit Trust Management, having joined the company in 2007. In this role, Coombs is responsible for a number of mixed asset funds, which he manages with a bottom-up and top-down investment style. Coombs adopts a forward-looking style to asset allocation, with a ‘go anywhere’ approach to asset selection. Coombs joined Rathbones from Baring Asset Management, where he spent 20 years in a number of positions. Outside of work, he enjoys rugby, music, cricket and history.


The sub-fund seeks to achieve long term capital growth through investment in a mix of UK and overseas securities, which may include equities, convertibles, loan stock, money market instruments, deposits, warrants, collective investment schemes and other investments to the extent that each is permitted by the FSA regulations. The sub-fund targets a return equal to between 3 % and 5% above UK CPI (Consumer Price Index) and a volatility rate equal to two thirds that of global equities as measured by the MSCI World Equity index.

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Absolute Return GBP over : 31/12/2016 - 31/12/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/12/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 8.2% 3.2% 1.6% 0.0% 3.2%
2016 11.0% 0.3% 2.5% 5.4% 2.4%
2015 3.2% 4.6% -2.0% -4.4% 5.2%
2014 5.5% 0.5% 0.9% 1.3% 2.7%
2013 10.9% 7.1% -1.4% 2.3% 2.7%
2012 10.9% 6.1% -2.8% 4.2% 3.1%
2011 -6.3% -0.3% 0.4% -7.5% 1.1%
2010 12.9% 6.0% -4.3% 5.1% 5.9%
2009 15.7% 2.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date08/06/2009
  • Share Class size01Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B543S725

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment0

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Rathbones launches four funds into Europe

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Rathbones replaces Close on multi-million pound Scottish Life mandate

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Rathbones cuts Strategic Growth fund target on 'financial repression'

Rathbones is planning to lower the benchmark on David Coombs's Strategic Growth portfolio to keep the fund within its risk budget against a challenging macro backdrop.

Rathbones to launch higher risk strategy for Coombs

Rathbones is expanding its Multi Asset Portfolio range with the launch of a higher risk strategy for David Coombs.

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