MacroSolutionsOur active approach to managing multi-asset class funds considers both theme and price by combining “top down” macroeconomic research with “bottom up” fundamental analysis. With a keen eye on risk management to improve risk-adjusted returns, our disciplined and repeatable process enables us to offer clients a more stable path of performance underpinned by a history of delivery to fund objectives. Our funds are also able to blend well with other managers, with low correlation offering a lower overall risk to a client’s investment portfolio.
Our multi-asset fund range includes:
Old Mutual Real Income Fund a low equity multi-asset fund that targets CPI 1 – 2% net of fees.
Old Mutual Stable Growth Fund a low equity multi-asset fund that targets CPI 2 – 3% net of fees.
Old Mutual Moderate Balanced Fund a medium equity multi-asset fund that targets CPI 3 – 4% net of fees.
Old Mutual Balanced Fund a high equity multi-asset fund that targets CPI 4 - 5 % net of fees.
Old Mutual Flexible Fund a flexible multi-asset fund that targets CPI 5 – 7% net of fees.
Old Mutual Maximum Return Fund of Funds a worldwide flexible multi-asset fund that invests primarily in a selection of local and global funds as it aims to generate maximum returns over the long term.
Our philosophy is captured in a two-dimensional framework of theme (macro environment) and price (valuation) implemented in a structured and repeatable manner.
Asset classes perform differently in specific market conditions. Having an expert navigate this to create a diversified solution is key to providing superior risk-adjusted returns for our investors.
We consider the interplay between asset classes, sectors and sub sectors. We also look at each holding’s contribution to the portfolio’s overall sensitivity to different macro drivers, such as currency, interest rate risk, etc.
Optimal in size.
Our boutique structure makes us nimble enough to implement our investment ideas swiftly, while being part of a large group, offers excellent infrastructure and support.
Environmental, social and governance factors are incorporated into our investment decisions at both a macroeconomic and company level. This feeds into responsible ownership in two ways: firstly, in our decision on which assets to own and, secondly, how it influences the assets we already own.
Deliberately embedded in our process, risk cognizance is a critical part of our expertise. Our risk management has continually improved over time and is integrated into our thinking. We analyse how each asset complements each other, and the risk is assessed before any trade is made.
Our flagship unit trusts range of ten funds out of a total 40 unit trusts