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Thesis Optima Balanced

Ranked 138 out of 395 in - Balanced GBP over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Steven Richards

Steven Richards is currently an Associate Director for Thesis Asset Management Plc based in Guildford, where he has been since 1995 and trained in Asset Management. He manages a number of funds for the firm dealing in equities, using mixed asset and fund of funds investment styles. Steven is an IMC and a candidate for the CFA, he graduated from City of London Polytechnic where he studied Financial Services. Outside of work he enjoys Cycling and music.


This Funds investment objective is to achieve income and capital growth. The Fund will seek to achieve its investment objective primarily through investment in shares or units of regulated and/or unregulated collective investment schemes and/or closed ended funds. This may include schemes or funds managed by the Manager and/or an associate.

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

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 5.3%
2018 -4.8% -3.5% 4.1% 0.4% -5.6%
2017 6.7% 3.0% 1.1% 0.1% 2.3%
2016 5.9% -0.9% -0.3% 5.6% 1.6%
2015 1.9% 4.0% -0.9% -4.5% 3.5%
2014 4.8% 0.4% 1.8% 0.7% 1.8%
2013 11.4% 6.3% -2.0% 3.4% 3.4%
2012 11.8% 7.0% -2.5% 5.1% 1.8%
2011 -4.3% 0.2% 0.6% -7.8% 3.0%
2010 13.1% 5.2% -3.9% 6.5% 5.1%
2009 18.1% -3.4% 6.4% 12.9% 1.7%
2008 -19.7% -4.6% -0.9% -6.9% -8.8%
2007 2.7% 1.7% 1.5% -0.7% 0.2%
2006 9.7% 5.3% -3.5% 3.4% 4.4%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
GBP Cash 9.18%
Investec Global Total Return Credit K Inc-2 GBP 5.19%
Royal London Corporate Bond Z Inc 5.19%
Federated Sterling Cash Plus 3 GBP Acc 5.10%
Muzinich Global Tactical Credit Hdg GBP Inc S 3.83%
Janus Henderson Strategic Bond I Inc 3.80%
MI TwentyFour - Monument Bond L Inc Gross 3.78%
International Public Partnerships Limited 3.74%
3i Infrastructure PLC 3.45%
Vontobel Fund TwentyFour Abs Ret Credit Fund AQG 3.24%

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date30/11/2005
  • Share Class size09Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B4VW8970

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment500


  • Annual management1.50%
  • 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).