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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 7.1 1.3
3 Years 4.3 1.8
5 Years 5.8 1.9
Since Inception 10 March 1997 6.6 2.1

* Benchmark: US Inflation

Performance History

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Performance Overview

Insights

14 Jan 2021

The Rise and rise of the Foord Global Equity Fund

The Foord Global Equity Fund performed extraordinarily well in 2020, which was an extraordinary year by any measure. Portfolio manager Ishreth Hassen reviews the fund’s index-beating performance.

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13 Jan 2021

Markets in a Nutshell — December 2020

Developed market equities again reached new highs on the first COVID-19 vaccine approvals by US, UK and EU regulators and the passage in the US of a $900 billion pandemic relief bill. Despite accelerating COVID-19…

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