Schroder GAIA Helix

Aim to build your wealth steadily, over the long term, through any environment

Why invest in multi-strategy hedge funds now?

Timing the market is challenging, particularly around avoiding downside events and knowing when to re-enter markets. Market neutral strategies can be one solution, as they focus on returns that are not dependent on the direction of markets. This means they can participate in market upside as well as providing downside protection. 

There are many ways a multi-strategy approach can be defined and structured. We favour a market neutral, multi-manager approach that focuses on alpha generation through stock selection and doesn’t rely on any single approach to drive returns.

Looking for a diversifier to help you navigate all market conditions?

Aiming to be a reliable source of return in any market environment.

How Schroder GAIA Helix can help navigate uncertain markets

Robert Donald, Chief Investment Officer of Schroder GAIA Helix, shares his insight. 

What are the benefits of Schroder GAIA Helix?

Schroder GAIA Helix is a market neutral, multi-strategy product with targets to deliver long-term capital growth and serve as a reliable diversifier that can help you navigate all market conditions. 

The fund aims to provide access to 'the best of Schroders' alpha' in a single product that is not dependant on the direction of equity or bond markets, with sustainability integrated within the approach (Article 8 under SFDR**). 

Please refer to the fund prospectus for the full investment objective and policy.


See how we take sustainability into consideration with Schroder GAIA Helix

What makes our process unique?

  • Multi-manager approach, accessing global talent base
  • Focus on equity based strategies, with tilt to Asia (inc Japan), EM and Europe
  • Common investment platform allows real time visibility of risk and exposure
  • Market neutral approach with a focus on alpha across the cycle
  • Seeks robust returns with low correlation to markets and downside protection
  • Actively managed by an experienced core team, responsible for selection, sizing and risk management
  • ESG Integrated – SFDR Article 8
  • UCITS, daily liquidity

Why Schroders?

  • Track record of persistently delivering alpha for clients
  • Broad range of strategies and styles available across the investment platform
  • Stable, global talent base with in-region specialists
  • No top down firm view allows for diversity of thought
  • Investment desks structured with unique processes and resources
  • Low cross-correlation between alpha streams

Fund objectives and investment policy

You can find more information on the fund including literature and performance data on our fund centre.

Meet the team

Schroder GAIA Helix

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Robert Donald

Chief Investment Officer, Helix

Darren Hodges

Co-Portfolio Manager

Alex Stevens

Investment Director

What are the risks?

Distribution costs: The level of distribution costs in certain jurisdictions may impact the ability of the investment manager to meet the fund’s investment objective across all share classes after fees have been deducted. 
Credit risk: A decline in the financial health of an issuer could cause the value of its bonds to fall or become worthless. 
Currency risk / hedged shareclass: The hedging of the share class may not be fully effective and residual currency exposure may remain. The cost associated with hedging may impact performance and potential gains may be more limited than for unhedged share classes. 
Derivatives risk: Derivatives may be used to manage the portfolio efficiently. The fund may also materially invest in derivatives including using short selling and leverage techniques with the aim of making a return. A derivative may not perform as expected, may create losses greater than the cost of the derivative and may result in losses to the fund. 
Event risk: The fund will take significant positions on companies involved in mergers, acquisitions, reorganisations and other corporate events. These may not turn out as expected and may result in losses to the fund. 
Interest rate risk: The fund may lose value as a direct result of interest rate changes. 
Multi-manager risk: The fund allocates capital to multiple strategies managed by separate portfolio managers who will not coordinate investment decisions, which may result in either concentrated or offsetting risk exposures. 
Multi-strategy: The fund can be exposed to a broad range of risk. These include high yield bonds, ABS and MBS, convertible contingent bonds, emerging market and frontier and smaller companies risks. This can give rise the following risks: interest rate, credit, currency and liquidity risk. 
Stock connect risk: The fund may be investing in China "A" shares via the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect which may involve clearing and settlement, regulatory, operational and counterparty risks. 
Sustainability risk: The fund has environmental and/or social characteristics. This means it may have limited exposure to some companies, industries or sectors and may forego certain investment opportunities, or dispose of certain holdings, that do not align with its sustainability criteria chosen by the investment manager. The fund may invest in companies that do not reflect the beliefs and values of any particular investor. 
Counterparty risk: The fund may have contractual agreements with counterparties. If a counterparty is unable to fulfil their obligations, the sum that they owe to the fund may be lost in part or in whole. 
Issuer risk: The fund is permitted to invest more than 35% of its scheme property in transferable securities and money market instruments issued or guaranteed by an EEA State / governments of the following country: United States of America. 
Market risk: The value of investments can go up and down and an investor may not get back the amount initially invested. 

Important Information

Marketing material for professional clients only 

This document does not constitute an offer to anyone, or a solicitation by anyone, to subscribe for shares of Schroder International Selection Fund (the “Company”). Nothing in this document should be construed as advice and is therefore not a recommendation to buy or sell shares. An investment in the Company entails risks, which are fully described in the prospectus. 

Subscriptions for shares of the Company can only be made on the basis of its latest Key Investor Information Document and prospectus, together with the latest audited annual report (and subsequent unaudited semi-annual report, if published), copies of which can be obtained, free of charge, from Schroder Investment Management (Europe) S.A. 

For Luxembourg, these documents may be obtained in English, free of charge, from the following link:

Schroders uses SustainEx™ to estimate the net social and environmental “cost” or “benefit” of an investment portfolio having regard to certain sustainability measures in comparison to a product’s benchmark where relevant. It does this using third party data as well as Schroders own estimates and assumptions and the outcome may differ from other sustainability tools and measures. 

A summary of investor rights may be obtained from  

Schroders may decide to cease the distribution of any fund(s) in any EEA country at any time but we will publish our intention to do so on our website, in line with applicable regulatory requirements. 

**The fund has environmental and/or social characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on Sustainability-related Disclosures in the Financial Services Sector (the “SFDR”). For information on sustainability-related aspects of this fund please go to 

Any reference to sectors/countries/stocks/securities are for illustrative purposes only and not a recommendation to buy or sell any financial instrument/securities or adopt any investment strategy. 

Past Performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated. 

The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amounts originally invested. Exchange rate changes may cause the value of investments to fall as well as rise. 

Schroders has expressed its own views and opinions in this document and these may change. 

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