Investment ObjectiveThe investment objective of the Real Return fund is to seek growth in real terms over the medium to longer term. The fund will aim to provide a total return, net of fees, that exceeds UK inflation (as measured by Consumer Prices Index-All Items) by 2% on average over a rolling three year horizon.
The Real Return Fund looks to deliver an inflation-beating return, whilst limiting sensitivity to equity price movements.
The investment process focusses on identifying the drivers of risks and returns and is not constrained to investing in traditional asset classes. The manager has freedom to allocate to any asset class, driven by where it perceives attractive risk-return trade-offs over the time horizon of any investment.
What You Need To Consider
In making your choice of investment you need to consider the level of risk you are prepared to take and how much you need to achieve over what time. In short, how much are you prepared to lose; are you a slow and steady investor or might you be comfortable taking more risk for the possibility of more return?
If you have a long time to grow your investments you might be able to ride out market ups and downs better than someone who needs their money in just 5 years.
Risk is however not the only factor to consider. You should also regularly reassess the suitability of your investments to ensure that they continue to meet your investment goals and suit your time horizon. And of course you must always remember that, there can be no guarantees; the value of investments may go up and down and you may get back less than you invested originally.
Fund Availability And Risk Mapping
The 7IM funds are available via the majority of the major wraps, platforms and life and pension wrappers. Additionally, we have mapped our funds to a range of the most frequently used risk profiling tools. If you would like further information relating to either of these areas, please call us on 020 7760 8777. Our funds are rated by a number of research and rating firms.
7IM’s funds are mapped against a selection of third party risk profiling tools to assist advisers as part of suitability assessments for clients. Such tools are however only one aspect of an adviser’s suitability process and other such as the clients’ investment term / horizon and knowledge and experience should also be considered. The methodology of third party risk profiling tools is not endorsed by 7IM and individual fund risk profiling scores may not correspond precisely to the risk indicators in the 7IM fund literature.
7IM Real Return Fund may be suitable for those investors wanting to achieve capital growth over the medium to longer term by investing in a sub-fund that allows investment in a wide range of asset classes, regions, currencies and investment types.