So far this year traditional equities have struggled.
Multi-asset funds which have allocations to alternative growth assets have benefitted from doing so. We have had the extra advantage as some of our alternative funds have significantly outperformed similar competitor options. There are many benefits of diversification and alternatives when it comes to investing. In Friends First alternatives are also a core differentiator for our range of portfolio funds.
The strength of our range of alternatives is clear to see – we didn’t win the Alternative Investment Manager of the Year Award at the Irish Pension Awards for nothing!
The following graph shows the performance YTD for the Friends First Commodities Optimum Yield Fund against competitors.
The following graph shows the performance YTD for the Currency funds. The fund was Ireland’s first alternative hedge fund and is still the only currency fund on the Irish retail market.
The following graph shows the performance of the Friends First Property fund against the main competitors.
The following graph shows the performance of the Friends First Emerging Markets fund against the main competitors.
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Source: Financial Express
Performance Year to Date to 16th June 2016