EN United Kingdom Charities

Barings Targeted Return Fund

as of 26/05/2020
GBP 1.615

Fund Facts

Fund Type CAIF
Inception Date 17/01/2020
Domicile UK

Share Class Info

Share Class Class GBP Acc
Currency GBP
Accumulating / Distributing Accumulating
Share Class Inception Date 17/01/2020
Management Charges 0.40%


The  investment  objective  of  the  Barings  Targeted Return Fund  (“the  Fund”)  is aimed at exceeding a total return of CPI + 3% per annum, net of the Manager's fees, which shall include an income target exceeding CPI + 1% per annum, in each case over a full market cycle (typically between 5 and 10 years). 


The  Manager  uses  the  ideas  generated  by  the  Strategic   Policy  Group,  our  global  macro  research  asset allocation group, to choose what we believe are the best investments  to achieve the investment objectives of the Fund. This means we construct a portfolio of stocks or bonds from a mix of companies, countries and sectors to suit our current asset allocation policy at that point in time. We believe that asset allocation is the most important driver of returns. It is important to be in the right market at the right time, and to be able to retreat to a more defensive position to help manage risk. We follow a two-stage investment process that assesses both long-term return opportunities, driven by slowly evolving macroeconomic factors, and shorter-term opportunities generated by market volatility. We maintain a forward-looking approach and are conscious that what proved to be a defensive asset in a previous downturn may not always be suitable. We use our wide investment universe to ensure that we avoid over diversification and focus on assets that we believe are appropriate for the prevailing economic and market cycle.

Who Should Invest

The Fund is a dedicated Charity Fund designed for investors seeking capital growth from investments outlined in the objective.


The value of investments can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the amount originally invested. Emerging markets or less developed countries may face more political, economic or structural challenges than developed countries. Debt securities are subject to risks that the issuer will not meet its payment obligations. Changes in exchange rates between the currency of the Fund and the currencies in which the assets of the Fund are valued may also affect the value of the Fund. The Fund may also use derivatives for investment purposes. These are complex instruments that carry the risk of causing increased volatility in the value of the Fund.

Portfolio Managers

Alison El-Araby, CFA

Alison El-Araby, CFA

Malcolm Herring

Malcolm Herring


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