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Standard Life Inv Glo Abs Ret Strategies

Ranked 5 out of 16 in - Multi Strategy over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Guy Stern

Guy Stern is an investment director and head of multi-asset management at Standard Life Investments since April 2002. He is responsible for overseeing the asset allocation on over £77bn of assets in company`s multi-asset portfolios. Guy is chartered financial analyst and studied economics and communications at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Roger Sadewsky

Katy Forbes

Objective

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.

Performance

Multi Strategy over : 31/08/2013 - 31/08/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 29/08/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 3.5% 0.2% 1.4% 1.9%
2013 7.0% 3.8% -0.6% 0.2% 3.4%
2012 7.7% 5.3% -1.7% 2.9% 1.2%
2011 2.9% 0.1% -1.5% 1.0% 3.3%
2010 10.6% 4.5% 2.0% 4.7% -0.9%
2009 19.3% 0.6% 5.1% 11.2% 1.4%
2008 -1.8% -1.6% 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. additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management0.8%
  • 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).