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Rathbone Multi Asset Total Return Inc

Ranked 19 out of 42 in - Absolute Return GBP over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

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 fund seeks to achieve an increasing income and capital return through investment in a mix of assets to the extent that each is permitted by the FSA regulations. The fund targets a return equal to 2% above Sterling [six month] London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) over a minimum 3 year period and a volatility rate equal to one third or below that of equity markets as measured by the MSCI World Equity index.


Absolute Return GBP over : 28/02/2014 - 28/02/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 5.2% 0.8% 1.1% 1.2% 1.9%
2013 5.1% 5.0% -1.6% 0.5% 1.3%
2012 5.3% 2.1% 0.1% 1.9% 1.1%
2011 1.3% 0.2% 1.4% -2.4% 2.2%
2010 6.9% 2.7% -2.0% 3.4% 2.8%
2009 12.7% 3.0%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date08/06/2009
  • Share Class size65Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B543NZ55

Purchase Info

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


  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment0

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