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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 0.8 8.2
3 Years 7.4 4.2
5 Years 5.5 3.4
Since Inception 10 March 1997 6.5 2.4

* Benchmark: US Inflation

Performance History

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20 May 2022

Celebrating ten years in Singapore

Foord Singapore has turned ten! The company started in 2012 when three South African staff members relocated to the city state of Singapore. Today, Foord Singapore has ten members of staff, including eight…

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18 May 2022

FOORD INTERNATIONAL FUND — A FUND FOR ALL SEASONS

The Foord International Fund is Foord’s conservative, multi-asset global fund. The fund was launched in 1997 and celebrated its 25th anniversary last month. Portfolio manager BRIAN ARCESE reflects on the fund’s…

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