Managed Defensive Fund

Strategic and steady: a fund with downsize risk management for more cautious investors.
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A smoother investment journey

We have a separate strategy that looks to limit losses to under 10% over any given period (though this isn’t a guarantee).

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Service

We help you stay in control of client conversations with regular updates, webinars, and a dedicated sales team.

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Designed with a focus on cost

We cap the Ongoing Charge Figure (OCF) at 0.29%.

With mitigation from losses (although this is not guaranteed)

When the market gets more volatile, a portion of the portfolio is moved into cash – bringing down market exposure. 

“We believe this is the perfect portfolio for investors with a more conservative approach to risk.”

Alex Funk

Chief Investment Officer, Schroder Investment Solutions

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Objective and risk considerations

Investment objective

The Fund aims to provide capital growth and income in excess of the ICE BofA Sterling 3-Month Government Bill Index plus 2% per annum (after fees have been deducted) over a three to five year period, whilst also seeking to mitigate the risk of incurring a loss greater than 10% over any investment period, by investing in a diversified range of assets and markets worldwide. The Fund will seek to achieve a target average volatility (a measure of how much the Fund's returns may vary over a year) over a rolling five year period of 4% per annum. This cannot be guaranteed and your capital is at risk. 

Risk considerations

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: The fund may lose value as a result of movements in foreign exchange rates. Derivatives risk: 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. The fund may also materially invest in derivatives including using short selling and leverage techniques with the aim of making a return. When the value of an asset changes, the value of a derivative based on that asset may change to a much greater extent. This may result in greater losses than investing in the underlying asset. High yield bond risk: High yield bonds (normally lower rated or unrated) generally carry greater market, credit and liquidity risk. IBOR risk: The transition of the financial markets away from the use of interbank offered rates (IBORs) to alternative reference rates may impact the valuation of certain holdings and disrupt liquidity in certain instruments. This may impact the investment performance of the fund. Interest rate risk: The fund may lose value as a direct result of interest rate changes. Liquidity risk: In difficult market conditions, the fund may not be able to sell a security for full value or at all. This could affect performance and could cause the fund to defer or suspend redemptions of its shares. Market risk: The value of investments can go up and down and an investor may not get back the amount initially invested. Operational risk: Operational processes, including those related to the safekeeping of assets, may fail. This may result in losses to the fund. Performance risk: Investment objectives express an intended result but there is no guarantee that such a result will be achieved. Depending on market conditions and the macro economic environment, investment objectives may become more difficult to achieve. 

Sustainable investing

Sustainability is our guiding principle, both for ourselves and the companies we invest in. If you’re not paying attention to ESG, you’re missing the chance to future-proof your investment strategies.

Important information

Schroder Investment Solutions is the trading name for the following products and services: the Schroder Blended Portfolios, the Schroder Tactical Portfolios, the Schroder Managed Defensive Fund, the Schroder Income Portfolio, the Schroder Active Portfolios, the Schroder Strategic Index Portfolios and the Schroder Sustainable Portfolios. The Schroder Blended Portfolios, the Schroder Tactical Portfolios, the Schroder Managed Defensive Fund and the Schroder Income Portfolio are provided by Schroder Unit Trusts Limited, 1 London Wall Place, London EC2Y 5AU. Registration No 4191730 England. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The Schroder Active Portfolios, the Schroder Strategic Index Portfolios and the Schroder Sustainable Portfolios are provided by Schroder & Co. Limited. Registered office at 1 London Wall Place, London EC2Y 5AU. Registered number 2280926 England. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Issued by Schroder Investment Management Limited, 1 London Wall Place, London EC2Y 5AU. Registration No. 1893220 England. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Issued by Schroder Unit Trusts Limited, 1 London Wall Place, London EC2Y 5AU. Registered Number 4191730 England.

Schroder Unit Trusts Limited is an authorised corporate director, authorised unit trust manager and an ISA plan manager, and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

On 17 September 2018 our remaining dual priced funds converted to single pricing and a list of the funds affected can be found in our Changes to Funds. To view historic dual prices from the launch date to 14 September 2018 click on Historic prices.