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Optimal Multi Asset Defensive A

Ranked 119 out of 129 in - Conservative GBP over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Peter Geikie-Cobb

Peter Geikie-Cobb was managing director of Matterley, the fund management division of Charles Stanley, from 2015 to 2016 where he also managed the Bond Opportunities fund. From 2003 he served as a partner and fund manager at Thames River Capital until May 2014. In 2002, Geikie-Cobb was head of Global Fixed Income at Insight Investment, managing retail and institutional mandates. From 1992 to 2002, he held various positions at Mercury Asset Management and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers including head of European Bonds, chairman of the Fixed Income Investment Officers Group, investment officer for Global Fixed Income, and managing director. Geikie-Cobb managed institutional mandates and onshore and offshore funds. Prior to that, he managed global bond mandates at Baring Asset Management. He started his investment management career in 1985 with Aall Investment Management.

James Sullivan

James Sullivan co-founded Coram Asset Management in 2014, which was subsequently acquired by MitonOptimal International in 2016. Sullivan is managing director of the UK business and is responsible for managing the multi-asset funds and sits on the International Investment Management Committee. Sullivan has worked in financial services since 1999 as a founding member of iimia. Growth of the business saw the acquisition of Exeter Fund Managers, Miton Asset Management and Midas Capital Partners and rebranded as Miton Group. Sullivan was appointed co-manager of the Miton Special Situations and Miton Strategic Portfolios in 2008.


The investment objective of the fund is to seek to deliver long-term capital growth. The fund will endeavour to achieve its investment objective by investing in a range of assets while seeking to achieve returns resulting in lower levels of volatility than that experienced in broader equity markets.

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Conservative GBP over : 31/03/2018 - 31/03/2019

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 1.4%
2018 -4.8% -2.8% 0.8% -0.2% -2.7%
2017 2.3% 0.8% 0.6% -0.1% 1.0%
2016 6.2% 1.3% 2.2% 2.5% 0.2%
2015 -0.8% -0.8% 1.1%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
iShares GBP Corporate Bond 0-5yr UCITS ETF 7.75%
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 0-5 Year Stlg Corp Bond UCITS ETF 7.52%
Muzinich Enhancedyield Short-Term Hedged GBP A Inc 6.87%
iShares Ultrashort Bond UCITS ETF GBP (Dist) 6.30%
PIMCO Sterling Short Mat Src UCITS ETF GBP Inc 6.00%
iShares UK Gilts 0-5yr UCITS ETF 4.89%
Jupiter Absolute Return I Acc GBP 4.57%
iShares Physical Gold ETC 3.72%
RWC Enhanced Income R GBP Dis 3.65%
iShares Edge MSCI Europe Value Factor UCITS ETF 3.61%

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date16/01/2015
  • Share Class size07Mn
  • Base currencyGBP

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment100,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management0.75%
  • Initial investment0.00%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).