VAM Close Brothers Balanced Fund
Asset Class: Multi Asset
The objective of the Fund is to provide long-term capital appreciation through capital growth with some income. The Fund will, directly or indirectly, gain exposure to equities and similar securities, fixed income instruments and/or money market instruments. The Fund may gain exposure to assets worldwide without any restriction in relation to the currency of denomination of the assets to which exposure is obtained.
The Fund’s direct and/or indirect exposure to equities and similar securities of issuers worldwide may vary between 40% and 85% and its exposure to fixed income instruments (including sovereign or corporate fixed income instruments of issuers worldwide and of any credit rating as well as convertible instruments) and/or money market instruments may vary between 0% and 60% of the Fund’s net assets.
|A Class USD||A Class GBP||A Class EUR||A Class SGD||A Class AUD|
|Launch Date||30th November 2012||12th November 2012||1st February 2013||7th December 2016|
|Bloomberg Ticker||VAMMFUA LX||VAMMFGA LX||VAMMFEA LX||VAMMFAS LX||VAMMFAA LX|
|D Class USD||D Class GBP||D Class EUR||D Class AUD|
|Launch Date||24th February 2017||24th February 2017||16th March 2017|
|Bloomberg Ticker||VAMMFDU LX||VAMMFDG LX||VAMMFDE LX||VAMMFDA LX|
|Z Class USD||Z Class GBP||Z Class CHF|
|Launch Date||2nd July 2018||2nd July 2018||2nd July 2018|
|Bloomberg Ticker||VAMMFZU LX||VAMMFZG LX||VAMMFZC LX|
CLOSE BROTHERS ASSET MANAGEMENT
Close Brothers Asset Management is a leading UK discretionary wealth manager which is part of the FTSE 250 Close Brothers Group plc. It has specialised in managing client portfolios for over 40 years and has over £10bn of assets under management. Advisers and their clients benefit from Close Brothers Asset Management’s expertise in discretionary portfolio management, specialist knowledge, institutional-level research and risk management approach.
Mr Stanesby heads up the manager research team at Close Brothers Asset Management and is responsible for the research, selection and monitoring of fund managers. He is also a portfolio manager for the institutional pension funds. Mr Stanesby started his career in the actuarial and investment consulting world and worked within the life insurance, pensions and investment teams at Mercer and Aon.
As an investment manager at Close Brothers Asset Management, Mr Grant-Dalton co-manages the Close multi-manager funds and discretionary management service. Sitting on the manager research committee, he has a particular interest in third party fund analysis and also sits on the multi-asset committee, helping to set portfolio positioning across asset classes. Mr Grant-Dalton joined Close Brothers in 2010 as analyst on the hedge fund research team. He holds a BSc with Honours from the University of Bristol and a Masters from Imperial College Business School.
Mr Davies is an investment manager and senior fund research specialist at Close Brothers Asset Management, working within the firm’s multi-manager and manager research teams. Mr Davies began his investment career with Chartwell Group in 2003. From 2006, he headed up the firm’s fund research and in 2009, began managing its discretionary investment portfolios. In 2010, Chartwell was wholly acquired by Close Brothers plc. Mr Davies holds a BSc Econ in International Relations from Aberystwyth University.