The fund aims to provide capital growth and income over a three to five year period after fees have been deducted by investing in a diversified range of assets and markets worldwide.
The fund is actively managed and invests at least two-thirds of its assets directly or indirectly through derivatives in equities, bonds and alternative asset classes. Bonds include government bonds, corporate bonds, emerging market debt, sub-investment grade bonds (being bonds with a credit rating below investment grade as measured by Standard & Poor's or any equivalent grade of other credit rating agencies), convertible bonds and inflation linked bonds. The fund may invest indirectly in alternative asset classes such as commodities or real estate through derivatives, investment funds or structured securities. The fund may (exceptionally) hold up to 100% of its assets in cash and money market investments. The fund may invest up to 10% of its assets in open-ended investment funds. The fund may use derivatives, long and short, with the aim of achieving investment gains, reducing risk, mitigating losses in falling markets or managing the fund more efficiently.