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. Past performance is not a guide to future returns and future returns are not guaranteed. The price of assets and the income from them may go down as well as up and cannot be guaranteed; an investor may receive back less than their original investment. The fund will use derivatives extensively to reduce risk or cost, or to generate additional capital or income at low risk, or to meet its investment objective. Usage of derivatives is monitored to ensure that the fund is not exposed to excessive or unintended risks. The value of assets held within the fund may rise and fall as a result of exchange rate fluctuations.
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Fund Provider Factsheet
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Key Investor Information Document
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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
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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.
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Multi Asset Investing Team
has managed this fund for 10 years and 10 months.
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