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Why you should consider GARS
An investor’s ‘holy grail’ is to achieve high returns without the risk of losing money. This is, of course, an unrealistic expectation. To consistently achieve good returns in different economic environments requires the active deployment of investment risk. What absolute return funds seek to do is give investors the potential for a more favourable balance between risk and return than traditional asset class investments, e.g. equities.
There are a number of good reasons to consider GARS.
1. Potential for positive investment returns irrespective of individual market conditions
GARS aims to provide positive investment returns in all market conditions, and through the ups and downs of the economic cycle.
2. Lower volatility rating
GARS offers lower risk than conventional funds with similar return objectives. All of our funds have a volatility rating of between 1 and 7 (where 1 is more stable and 7 is less stable). GARS has a volatility rating of 3 out of 7.
3. Increased diversification
GARS invests in a combination of different assets and strategies across global markets. This means it seeks to generate returns in a wider variety of ways than conventional funds. For example, while conventional funds typically produce returns when markets go up, GARS goes further by adding advanced investment strategies, which help it perform well even when conventional investments, e.g. equities and bonds, are doing badly.
4. Transparency and easy access
Our rigorous fund management approach means we clearly understand and can openly communicate the strategies in which we invest. In addition, the Fund is priced daily so you can buy, sell or switch units on the same basis as for any conventional fund.
5. An investment manager you can trust
Our clients have trusted us with assets worth £167.7 billion*, making us one of Europe’s largest investment managers. GARS is managed by our Multi-Asset Investing Team, which contains over 20 of our most experienced investment professionals, with an average of 14 years’ industry experience.
Our Absolute Returns Strategies Fund has been A rated by both S&P and OBSR.