Edmond de Rothschild Start

A solution for tumbling money market and bond yields

A solution for tumbling money market and bond yields

Investors have been struggling with falling bond and money market yields for several years. The low interest environment looks set to persist so investors will have to review allocation choices to improve their chances of returns. Generating extra yield necessarily entails diversifying sources of performance and reinforcing flexibility.


Edmond de Rothschild Start

  • An absolute return strategy with limited volatility

    ​​Edmond de Rothschild Start is a low volatility, diversified fund which seeks absolute returns uncorrelated with international markets over the recommended investment horizon of 18 months. The fund aims to keep volatility below 3%.  The investment team takes a discretionary and opportunistic approach to equity, bond and currency markets with no benchmark constraints.

  • Two complementary strategies

    To meet its objective, the fund invests in two strategies

    • A bond sleeve which seeks to provide the portfolio with a solid base by aiming for regular returns 
    • An actively managed sleeve which seeks to generate extra performance by capturing opportunities across all asset classes 
  • The investment process blends investment convictions and flexibility

    ​​The fund’s managers enjoy a vast investment universe and wide flexibility over positions and markets. Portfolio construction is based on the investment convictions of our Asset Allocation and Sovereign Debt team which comprises 11 complementary market specialists covering all asset classes.

Key figures

  • €500m under management
  • 1.2% in outperformance vs.
    EONIA over 3 years
  • 1.1% in 3-year volatility
  • 10 years of track record
Past performance and volatility is not necessarily a guide to future performance and volatility. Source: Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management. Data at May 31 2017 AUM: €494m (as of 31/05/2017). 5-year cumulative performance (C share) at 31/05/2017: +4.76% (an annualised +0.93%). Cumulative performance of the benchmark (Capitalised EONIA) over the same period: -0.31% (-0.03%).

Key points

  • A diversified fund which seeks positive returns which are uncorrelated with international markets whatever the prevailing market conditions
  • Targeted volatility of 3% max
  • An absolute return strategy which is particularly adapted to the current environment
  • A convincing track record since its 2007 launch
  • The fund is notably subject to capital loss and arbitrage strategy risk

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June 2017

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