Ashburton, the investment managers based in Jersey, is to allow external clients into its four Ashbur...
The funds are the $72m Americas fund, the $108m Asia Pacific fund, the $48m Values fund and the £78m European fund.
Ashburton's investment team is headed by Dennis Phillips who runs the Values fund - each fund is the responsibility of a particular manager.
The investment approach is bottom-up and uses both growth and value analysis tools. Phillips explained: "The aim is to run with the winners and cut the losers."
Stop losses of usually around 15% below purchase price are put in place. Although the funds are usually fully invested, there have been occasions when as much as 15% was held in cash in particularly difficult market conditions.
At times, currency exposure may be hedged to protect the returns. At present, the Asia Pacific fund is hedging out the yen exposure in its Japanese equity holdings to protect against a weaker yen against the dollar. Last year, the Americas fund returned 24.6%, the Asia Pacific fund returned 121.4%, the Values fund returned 45.7% and the European fund returned 28.1%.
Ashburton has a total of $1bn under management in discretionary funds.
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