Absolute Return / Diversified Assets Funds

Absolute return funds aim to yield real returns for investors, regardless of whether markets are rising or falling. These funds will appeal to people who are more comfortable with lower levels of risk. Similarly, diversified assets funds will suit people wishing to gain exposure to more diversified assets than a typical managed fund.

The Global Targeted Returns Fund (Invesco) seeks to deliver long-term capital growth with a low tolerance for capital loss. It aims to outperform cash returns. The fund uses a broad range of investment ideas based on advanced derivative techniques to gain exposure to a selection of assets across all economic sectors worldwide.

  • The fund invests in the Invesco Global Targeted Returns fund which is managed by Invesco Management S.A.
  • A currency risk arises as some of the investments held are from outside the Eurozone.
  • Risk rating: 3

The Income Opportunity Fund (JP Morgan) is an opportunistic, flexible bond fund targeting positive returns in excess of cash regardless of market environment. It does this by investing in the JP Morgan Income Opportunity Fund.

  • Actively managed fund.
  • A currency risk arises for a euro investor as some of the investments held are outside the Eurozone.
  • Risk rating: 3

This fund invests in the BlackRock Strategic Funds ('BSF') Dynamic Diversified Growth Fund, an actively managed fund with a transparent and a well-diversified portfolio.

It seeks to achieve performance from a diversified portfolio of global equities, government and non-government bonds, alternative assets, financial derivatives  and cash to provide growth, diversification and protection strategies.

The alternative assets may include commodities, hedge funds & volatility strategies, high yield bonds, investment grade corporate bonds and emerging market equities.

A currency risk arises as some of the investments held are from outside the eurozone.

  • Actively managed by BlackRock
  • Asset class: multi-asset
  • Risk rating: 4

The Diversified Assets Fund is a diversified unit-linked fund that invests in and targets equal exposure to four asset classes: equities, bonds, property and commodities.

It aims to reduce the volatility of investment returns by investing in a combination of asset classes with low correlations, while maintaining the potential to deliver strong returns.

  • Actively managed multi-asset fund with equal investments in equities, bonds, property and commodities.
  • Indicative allocation to each asset class: 20% to 30% of the value of the fund.
  • Risk rating: 4

The Active Asset Allocation Fund (AAA) is an actively managed, diversified unit-linked fund that seeks to achieve performance from a well-diversified portfolio of global equities, government bonds, property shares, cash and alternatives.

Alternatives can include precious metals such as gold and copper, as well as investments in water infrastructure and agriculture. Our investment team assess the asset allocation on a continuous basis.

  • Actively managed, diversified unit-linked fund.
  • Offers access to the performance of a wide range of asset classes without the large administrative costs incurred dealing directly in the asset classes.
  • Risk rating: 4

Invesco Management S.A. is authorised in Luxembourg and regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF).

JP Morgan Asset Management Marketing Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Warning: Benefits may be affected by changes in currency exchange rates.
Warning: The value of your investment may go down as well as up.
Warning: If you invest in these funds you may lose some or all of the money you invest.

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