Our Balanced Fund enjoys the expertise of our in-house active fund managers across equities and fixed income, capitalising on investment opportunities wherever they may be around the world.
A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT SOLUTION
Fund manager David Marchant aims to achieve stable returns over the long-term by seeing through the short-term noise and looking at the bigger picture when making investment decisions.
DIVERSIFIED FOR A SMOOTHER JOURNEY
As a global, multi-asset fund, it pulls together assets from a variety of sources in order to smooth out the bumps along the way, whether they are blue chip stocks from America or high-tech companies in Asia Pacific.
INVESTING IN ACTIVE MANAGEMENT
We believe that active management is the best way to add value for investors and therefore this fund benefits from the decisions of our underlying, in-house managers who are empowered to make pragmatic decisions and take high-conviction positions.
Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of investments may fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the amount invested. Income from investments may fluctuate. Currency fluctuations can also affect performance. Performance figures are on a bid to bid with net income reinvested basis. Valuations are based on the previous day's prices.
In managing the fund, David Marchant seeks to add value through both asset allocation and his team’s stock selection decisions. Each quarter he chairs an in-house asset mix meeting that acts as a forum to debate and challenge ideas, and is attended by many of the investment professionals at Canada Life Investments. Each team shares their views, thoughts and convictions from the previous quarter and for the upcoming period.
The views from this quarterly meeting are then drawn upon during the subsequent quarterly Asset Allocation Group meeting, also chaired by David. This is a smaller group, featuring the heads of desk from UK Equities, International Equities, Fixed Income and Property. At the Asset Allocation Group meeting, the fund's asset allocation is reviewed to ensure that it is positioned to generate the greatest returns with a target allocation to each asset class relative to its peer group.
With the fund’s underlying holdings being in-house funds managed by Canada Life Investments, David is well placed to understand the individual fund objectives, the managers styles in different market conditions and any performance concerns.
In addition to the wider asset mix meeting, David has a formal quarterly meeting with each manager and ongoing dialogue in between the formal reviews. The Balanced Fund’s actual allocation versus the target allocation is reviewed weekly.
Please note prior to 14/07/14, the LF Canlife Balanced Fund was known as LF Canlife Balanced Unit Trust.
Chief Investment Officer, Canada Life Limited & Managing Director, Canada Life Asset Management Limited.
David took over as Chief Investment Officer, Canada Life Limited and Managing Director, Canada Life Asset Management Limited in July 2013. He oversees all investment functions including fixed income, equities, real estate, commercial mortgages as well as marketing and distribution.
David has over 30 years’ industry experience, with investment experience in both equities and bonds. He joined Canada Life Investments in November 2010 as Head of Securities having previously been Head of Global Equities at Insight Investment. David also held the role of Assistant General Manager at Equitable Life, where he had earlier been Head of Fixed Income and Head of Far Eastern Equities. David has a BA in Economics and Econometrics from Nottingham University and an MBA from City University.
Head of Multi-Asset
Craig joined Canada Life Investments in March 2004. He became Head of UK Equities in March 2010 and was most recently appointed Head of Multi-Asset in May 2018.
He previously managed income funds at Govett Investment Management Limited and prior to that worked at Deloitte Touche. Craig has a BSc in Mathematics from Warwick University. He is a Chartered Accountant and a CFA charterholder.
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