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Rathbone Multi-Asset Total Return Portfolio

Definition

01/05/2009 00:00:00Rathbone Brothers PlcRathbone Brothers PlcMulti-asset portfolios
  • A core holding for those seeking to generate long-term returns at a lower volatility than the equity markets
  • Increasing income and capital return through investment in a mix of assets
  • A lower risk strategy for the cautious investor
  • Time horizon: Three to five years.

Why invest

  • Suitable for anyone saving for a pension, or as a core holding in an overall investment portfolio
  • Suitable for anyone aiming to achieve a higher return than cash over the time horizon above.

Notes on downloads

  • Our compliance with the UK stewardship code is written in this pdf.
  • The details on our fund charges and fees can be found in 'our charges explained'. These have been designed for you to use with your clients.
  • Our industry trade body in the UK, The Investment Association (IA), offers additional guidance on the charges and costs of investing. Please visit the IA website.

How to invest

Visit our ‘how to invest’ pages to find out your various options for buying the fund. This includes information about your contacts within Rathbones and a list of our fund partners.



Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolios: Bored of Brexit

8th August 2018 in Webcasts

Assistant fund manager Will McIntosh-Whyte discusses how the multi-asset team remain vigilant in positioning the funds in the face of the ongoing saga that is Brexit

Asset TV audience choice awards 2017

4th September 2018 in Awards

We are proud to announce that our Masterclass on 'Brexit: the Investment Implications' with Rathbones, David Coombs - Head of Multi-Asset Investments, was awarded the Asset TV audience choice awards on 22 August 2017.

Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolios update : An A for effort? Trump at the mid-terms

7th September 2018 in Webcasts

The US President has spent most of the year sending ill-advised tweets from the back of the classroom, but his boisterous optimism and background deregulation has pushed the US market to new highs. His politics may be questionable, but it’s businesse...

Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolios

10th September 2018 in Webcasts

With all the noise in the US markets dominated by the big 5 FAANG stocks; what is happening in the rest of the market and how is the rest of the US economy performing? The FAANG stocks have become significant weightings in the US indices and been a b...

Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolios: A close shave with Occam’s razor

17th October 2018 in TV/radio interviews

The simplest solution tends to be the most likely answer. Following early October’s tumble, many different theories for the equity market fall have been thrown around. Join assistant fund manager Will McIntosh-Whyte as he argues you can follow a logi...

  • 1How do I obtain a managers report?
    The managers report and a host of other fund information is available at this website, and you can contact us for further information on the following number: Information Line: 020 7399 0399 or email: rutm@rathbones.com
  • 2Where can I find the latest Ongoing Charges Figure (OCF) for the fund?
    This can be found in the latest managers report and fund factsheet which is available at this website, and you can contact us for further information on the following number: Information Line: 020 7399 0399 or email: rutm@rathbones.com
  • 3How is the fund manager remunerated?

    We now organise remuneration on the basis that we need to align our interests with those of our clients. They key to this is ensuring the business and the investment managers have a stake in the future success of the company. For the front office this means ensuring that they are delivering excellent performance over time, with clear accountability. As a result, the remuneration for front office is aligned with that of the client.  The majority of bonuses are calculated on 1-3 years performance, with an emphasis on 3 rolling years.  Two-thirds of bonuses are deferred and a minimum of 50% are be re-invested in the unit trusts. This ensures that the company does not take undue risk to with investors money and that there is a focus on the strength of our investment proposition.

    We would be more than happy to discuss the detail of the remuneration scheme with you, so that you can understand the drivers behind its construct.

     

  • 4How is stock/sector/country/currency risk controlled and monitored?
    The fund is monitored daily with accountability to the CIO and the RUTM Board of Directors.  The trades executed by the manager are scrutinised on a weekly basis during a formal investment meeting.  The compliance department monitors the funds overall exposure to an individual security as a percentage of issued share capital and that each scheme complies with its investment powers.
  • 5What is the frequency of dealing?
    Dealing is daily, at midday on a forward pricing basis.
  • 6What is the dealing cut-off time for investments and redemptions? What are standard settlement terms?
    The dealing cut-off is 12:00 (midday). The contract note is despatched within 24 hours and settled in ‘T+4’ working days.
  • 7What dealing processes are available?
    Deals can be actioned are by telephone, fax, in writing or by EMX. ISA applications should be made by post using an ISA application form.
  • 8On what fund platforms can the fund be bought?
    The fund is available for investment on all major and the majority of smaller platforms. For a sample list, please visit the ‘our fund partners’ page on this website.
  • 9Who is the manager of the fund and when was he/she appointed to the lead role for this fund?
    David Coombs was appointed as lead manager at launch in June 2009.  
  • 10What are the income distribution dates for the fund?

    The income distribution dates are 28 February, 31 May, 31 August and 30 November.  The latest dividends and historic payments are published on the fund factsheet.

     

  • 11Who will manage the fund in the absence of the lead manager?
    Julian Chillingworth, Chief Investment Officer, assisted by David Coombs’s analyst team.
  • 12What additional responsibilities does the lead manager have?
    David Coombs is Head of Multi-Asset Investments and lead manages the Rathbone Strategic Growth Fund and the Rathbone Enhanced Growth Fund.  He also co-manages the Rathbone Strategic Bond Fund with Bryn Jones.
  • 13Are there any mandate-specific primary or secondary performance benchmarks?
    The fund has two benchmarks - LIBOR+2% over a rolling 3-year period with volatility targeted to be 33% of equity volatility. There is no yield target. The aim is to provide half the return from capital and half from income; hence the LIBOR+2% benchmark and over a time frame of 2 to 5 years.
  • 14What restrictions apply to the fund at stock and sector level?

    Our weightings ranges are by asset classification as follows:

    Liquid assets: 0% to 10%
    Equity-type assets: 70% to 100%
    Diversifiers: 0% to 20%

  • 15Where can I find the yield for the fund?

    The month-end yield can be found on our monthly factsheets – available on this website or by calling our Information Line on 020 7399 0399 or emailing rutm@rathbones.com. Daily yields are shown in the prices section of The Financial Times.

     

  • 16Can the fund form part of an ISA and/or a SIPP?
    Yes (available for retail unitholders only).
  • 17What is the frequency of reporting?
    We produce monthly factsheets, monthly commentaries, quarterly commentaries and 6-monthly fund manager (fund accounting) reports – all of which are available on this website. We also send portfolio valuations, to both you and your clients, every six months dated 31 December and 30 June.
  • 18What charges apply for this fund?

    The charges differ for retail and institutional investors. For more information please see the [“Charges”] section of the fund’s key investor information document (KIID).

  • 19How do I make a complaint?

    Unitholders (or shareholders) who have any queries or complaints about the operation of the fund should address them to the Compliance Officer, Rathbone Unit Trust Management Limited, 8 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7AZ. Any complaint we receive will be handled in accordance with our internal complaint procedures. A copy of these is available from the Compliance Officer. In the unlikely event that you do not receive a satisfactory response after contacting ourselves you may direct your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service at Exchange Tower, London E14 9SR. Further details about the Financial Ombudsman Service are available on their website at www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk

  • 20What is the minimum investment size?

    R Class: The minimum lump sum investment is £1000.00 (£500 for additional investments).

    From 31 December 2012 we ceased to offer a regular savings plan (including ISAs). We will continue to accept payments to savings plans that have been opened prior to this date; however, we are not able to accept any increases in monthly subscriptions.

    View the ISA information for further details on subscription limits for the current tax year. 

    S Class: The minimum lump sum investment is £1000.00 (£500 for additional investments).  

    A regular monthly savings plan is not available

  • 21In which daily national newspapers can I find the fund prices and income yield?
    These can be found in The Financial Times.  It should be noted that we only publish R class prices, and not S class.

    We decided to remove the prices of our funds from the Daily Telegraph newspaper from the 1st July 2014. This decision has been taken as we endeavour to contain and reduce costs on the funds and takes into account that prices are now available on various websites including our own and in other durable media and also by calling our administration office. We are also mindful of the current relevance of the prices we put in the paper – these will not necessarily reflect the price your client will get by dealing through you.