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Standard Life Inv Glo Abs Ret Strategies

Ranked 21 out of 36 in - Multi Strategy over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated


The Fund aims to provide positive investment returns in all market conditions over the medium to long term. The investment team who actively manage the fund have a wide investment remit to help them try to achieve this aim. The team look to exploit market inefficiencies through active allocation to a diverse range of market positions. The fund manager utilises a combination of traditional assets (such as equities and bonds) and investment strategies based on advanced derivative techniques resulting in a highly diversified portfolio. The fund can take long and short positions in markets, securities and groups of securities through derivative contracts.

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Multi Strategy over : 31/01/2017 - 31/01/2018
  • Rank 21/36 Total Return
  • Rank 10/36 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 13/36 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Return
19 MLIS AQR Global Relative Value UCITS GBP A Acc GBP


20 Pioneer SICAV Abs Return Multi-Strategy N H GBP ND

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



21 Standard Life Inv Glo Abs Ret Strategies Inst Acc GBP


22 SLI Glo SICAV Global Focused Strategies DH GBP

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



23 SLI Glo SICAV Glbl Abs Rtn Strategies AH GBP

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



Fund Name Currency Risk
8 GAM Systematic Alternative Risk Premia GBP Ins Acc GBP


9 JPM Systematic Alpha A Acc GBP Hgd

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



10 Standard Life Inv Glo Abs Ret Strategies Inst Acc GBP


11 Pioneer SICAV Abs Return Multi-Strategy N H GBP ND

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



12 Insight Global Absolute Return Inst W Acc GBP


Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 2.4% -0.3% 1.0% -0.2% 1.9%
2016 -2.3% -3.3% -1.0% 0.5% 1.4%
2015 3.2% 4.5% -1.1% -1.9% 1.7%
2014 5.9% 0.2% 1.6% 2.8% 1.2%
2013 7.2% 3.8% -0.4% 0.2% 3.4%
2012 8.0% 5.3% -1.5% 2.9% 1.2%
2011 3.0% 0.3% -1.5% 1.0% 3.3%
2010 10.8% 4.7% 2.0% 4.7% -0.9%
2009 19.4% 0.8% 5.1% 11.2% 1.4%
2008 1.0% -4.2% 3.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date29/01/2008
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B28S0218

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment5Mn
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management0.75%
  • 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).