With a proven track record over the past 15 years, returning 6.42%* since its launch on 1st March 2001, the Friends First Insight Currency fund continues to give investors the returns they are looking for.
Even in the recent volatile markets, the Insight Currency fund is up 8.02%** year to date, as opposed to many other funds which are showing negative returns for this period.
Diversified investments are important factors in building any portfolio and the Insight Currency fund has proven to be an important tool in a diversified portfolio. The funds low correlation with equities means that, although it has similar risk characteristics to equity funds, it has tended to have its periods of positive and negative performances at different times to equities.
As a result, it has been an important component in our Magnet and Compass range of portfolio funds, and has contributed to ensuring the stability and strong performance of these portfolios. The Insight Currency fund, as well as our portfolio funds, are all available across the Friends First range of Pensions, Investment and Savings products.
The first launched and possibly most successful Absolute Return Strategy in Ireland, theInsight Currency fund is just one of a range of alternative funds that are offered as part of the Friends First fund range. Friends First were the winner of the “Alternatives Investment Manager of the Year” award at the Irish Pensions Awards 2015.
If you require any further information about the Insight Currency fund or any aspect of our fund range please contact your Financial Broker or visit our Fund Centre.
* Source : Financial Express, 1st March 2016, annualised Currency has produced 6.42% pa since launch (after charges) compared to the International Equity funds (used as an equity market proxy) 2.68% p.a.
** Source : Financial Express, YTD to 1st March 2016 figures are Currency + 8.02%; International Equity – 6.54%.