ASI Global Absolute Return Strategies Platform 1 Acc


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Past Performance

  • 25th Aug 2014 to 25th Aug 20154.31%
  • 25th Aug 2015 to 25th Aug 2016-3.14%
  • 25th Aug 2016 to 25th Aug 20172.05%
  • 25th Aug 2017 to 25th Aug 2018-3.04%
  • 25th Aug 2018 to 25th Aug 20193.71%

Objectives and Approach

The Standard Life Investments Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund aims to provide positive investment returns in all market conditions over the medium to long term. The fund is actively managed, with a wide investment remit to target a level of return over rolling three-year periods equivalent to cash plus five percent a year, gross of fees. It exploits market inefficiencies through active allocation to a diverse range of market positions. The fund uses 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.

Key Information

Inception 7th May 2008
Yield 2.1600%
Sector IA Targeted Absolute Return
Fund Size £7844.400mn
Fund Type UNIT
Classification Accumulation


Total Ongoing Charges 
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Initial Charge 0%
AMC 0.75%
Our Platform Charge
We charge a platform fee starting at 0.35% for the first £250,000 of assets. Our charges for assets above £250,000 are shown on our rates and charges sheet

Cost and Charges Information

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Account Type

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  • Stocks & Shares ISA
  • SIPP

Annual charges

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Our annual fee

Our annual fee

Includes our platform fee at 0.35% per annum for Funds (up to £250,000) and Stocks & Shares (min £24 max £240), plus SIPP administration fee (if applicable, only charged if <£30,000 held) - see here
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Cumulative effect of charges on your investment's return

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Annual charges

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Effect of charges on return (£)

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        • Cumulative Performance

          1 month3 months6 months1 year3 years5 years
          -0.20% 2.81% 3.24% 3.71% 2.63% 3.69%

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        Important Documents

        The documents listed below are the latest versions made available to our data provider by the fund management group, but may not necessarily reflect the applicable charges that would be levied should you purchase this fund via Charles Stanley Direct. You should treat the charges and other figures shown in the 'Overview' tab as accurate.

        Fund Provider Factsheet
        The Fact Sheet is supplied on a monthly basis by the management group and provides limited information on the fund. Past performance data and a review of how the fund has performed are commonly featured.
        174,871 bytes PDF Document; last updated 31 Jul 2019
        Key Investor Information Document This document, issued by the product provider, provides key information about an investment product. The information is required by law to help potential investors understand the nature, risks, costs, potential gains and losses of the product and enable comparison with other products.
        57,078 bytes PDF Document; last updated 07 Aug 2019
        Annual Report A report published by the Fund Management Group detailing the progress of the fund during the course of the previous 12 months. The information provided includes a financial statement for the group as a whole.
        916,417 bytes PDF Document; last updated 31 Mar 2018
        Semi Annual Report Published periodically through the course of the financial year of the fund, the report provides an overview of the fund's performance and the prospects for the remainder of the year. Included are portfolio changes (i.e. which stocks have been bought and sold), and changes in the geographical breakdown during the course of the previous 12 months.
        2,313,871 bytes PDF Document; last updated 30 Sep 2018
        Prospectus This is a formal document which contains details of the funds' objectives, investment strategies, risks, performance, distribution policy, fees and expenses and, fund management style.  A fund’s prospectus must be lodged with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for authorisation.
        612,351 bytes PDF Document; last updated 07 Aug 2019

        Management Team

        Multi Asset Investing Team has managed this fund for 11 years and 6 months.

         Multi Asset Investing Team Our multi-asset investing team contains more than 40 highly talented and accomplished investment professionals with an average of over 15 years’ industry experience. Overall, the team incorporates three key areas. Strategic research is headed by Andrew Milligan, who has over 35 years’ industry experience. It is responsible for developing themes behind our strategies and seeks the investment rationale in which a strategy will perform. Multi-asset management is headed by Guy Stern, who has over 30 years’ industry experience and is responsible for identifying, developing and implementing strategies and manages the Fund on a day-to-day basis. Finally, risk analysis is headed by Brian Fleming, a multi-asset risk expert with over 10 years’ industry experience. Brian is responsible for risk and structuring within multi-asset investing and provides quantitative discipline to the qualitative fund management process. These three areas provide a critical combination of skill and experience, working together to ensure the best strategies are in place

        Manager Cumulative Performance v Peer Group

        Performance Graph

        All funds managed by Multi Asset Investing Team

        Name of Security Sole/Co Managed Since
        ASI Gbl Bal Grw Sole Jan 2011
        ASI Gbl Bal Grw Sole Jan 2011
        StanLife Inv AbsRtGbBdStrt Sole Mar 2011
        StanLife Inv GlAbRtSt Sole Jan 2008
        ASI Gbl Bal Grw Sole Jan 2011
        ASI Gbl Bal Grw Sole Jan 2011
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