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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 0.9
3 Years 4.3 1.7
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

Year in review

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10 Dec 2020

Foord Global Funds boost SA performance

Returns on Foord’s South African multi-asset funds rank near the top of their respective peer groups this year as might be expected from Foord during especially troubled markets. The two Foord global funds buoyed…

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