Philip is co-head of Multi-Asset at Investec Asset Management. After a period managing retail marketing and sales, he assumed responsibility for establishing Investec Asset Management's multi-manager business which is now combined with the firm's global multi-asset activity. In 1987, he became a founding director of Guinness Flight Global Asset Management (which was acquired by Investec Asset Management in 1998) and led its successful Global Fixed Income team. Prior to that, Philip trained as an investment analyst at Guinness Mahon - Co Limited assuming responsibility for the company's managed currency funds in 1984. He graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in History in 1980.
FUND OBJECTIVES AND FOCUS
The Global Strategic Managed Feeder Fund aims to grow capital and income over the long-term. The fund's objective is to outperform its benchmark (60% MSCI World index and 40% CITI World Government Bond index), measured over three year periods.
This rand-denominated fund invests in international fixed income assets, cash, convertible securities and equities. Exposure to international assets is obtained by investing directly into our top performing Investec GSF Global Strategic Managed Fund. This balanced fund aims to be fully invested offshore, with a maximum equity exposure of 75%. The investment team utilises Investec's proprietary 4Factor process to assist in screening and selection of companies. The emphasis is on valuation, strategy, earnings dynamics and technical analysis.
* The fund invests directly into our top performing Investec GSF Global Strategic Managed Fund.
* This balanced fund aims to be fully invested offshore, with a maximum equity exposure of 75%.
* Utilisation of Investec's proprietary 4Factor process to assist in screening and selection of companies.
* Diversification across asset classes minimises the portfolio's overall volatility and offers the potential to generate good long-term returns.