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Conservative Absolute Return

For conservative, absolute return-orientated global investors.

OVERVIEW

The Foord International Fund is a conservatively managed portfolio of listed securities on global exchanges – including equities, exchange traded funds, interest-bearing securities, property and cash deposits. The investment managers will allocate assets across these asset classes in a fully flexible manner in variable weightings as appropriate. The fund aims to achieve long-term inflation-beating US$ returns over rolling five-year periods, resulting in equity like long-term returns, but with lower risk.

STRATEGY

Notwithstanding the flexible asset allocation policy, the fund outperforms world equity markets over the long term with lower volatility and a lower risk of loss (as measured by maximum drawdowns). The graph below shows the fund's annualised returns and the US inflation rate over the rolling five-year cycles and the real return over the same period. The graph demonstrates that the fund has consistently delivered real returns of approximately 5% per annum in US dollars over rolling five-year cycles.

Long-term real returns

Historic investment returns
Years Composite Return % Benchmark* Return %
1 Year 3.9 0.4
3 Years 3.1 1.6
5 Years 2.6 1.6
Since Inception 10 March 1997 6.3 2.1

* Benchmark: US Inflation

Performance History

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Performance Overview

Insights

08 May 2020

Stretched businesses unlikely to survive COVID-19 without government aid

The Asset spoke with Singapore-based Brian Arcese, portfolio manager at Foord Asset Management to get his outlook and insights into investing in global equities in the current climate.

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09 Apr 2020

THE PIN THAT POPPED THE BUBBLE

Global equity markets delivered the best calendar-year return of the decade in 2019. Many markets were at or near all-time highs. In this podcast, Nick Curtin talks to Foord Singapore portfolio manager Brian Arcese…

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