WDB Assetmaster

Fund Company

WDB Assetmaster - http://www.wdbassetmaster.com/
 

Established in 2003, WDB Assetmaster is operated and managed by a motivated and highly experienced team of specialists, recognised for their expertise in delivering a genuine ‘multi-asset’ approach to portfolio construction. All the senior team members have worked together for over ten years, making them one of the longest serving multi-manager teams within the industry today.


WDB Assetmaster Management Company Ltd (‘WDB Assetmaster’) is the Manager of the funds of Williams de Broë Assetmaster Fund plc, an open-ended investment company (‘OEIC’) authorised as a recognised collective investment scheme by the Financial Services Authority under Section 264 of the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Williams de Broë Assetmaster Fund plc is a UCITS III fund authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. WDB Assetmaster is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Williams de Broë Ltd, which is the UK Facilities Agent and the appointed Investment Manager to the range of Assetmaster Funds.


WDB Assetmaster is an investment boutique that specialises in the management of multi-asset, multi-manager funds. They do not promote their funds directly to the public believing investors benefit more from impartial/independent advice.  The Assetmaster fund management team, led by Laurence Boyle, has been managing multi-manager portfolios for over twelve years and has managed the range of Assetmaster Funds from launch in February 2004.  As a member of Investec, they are able to call on the resources of Investec Wealth & Investment, one of the UK’s widely recognised wealth managers. In addition to being given the freedom and space to perform, the Assetmaster Team are also actively encouraged to invest in their own funds. The client can therefore be confident that their interests are the same as the clients'.  WDB is delighted that independent rating agencies are regularly awarding their funds with ratings which recognise the quality of their investment research and process.


Multi-asset investing under the microscope


‘Multi-asset investing’ and ‘multi-manager’ are investment concepts that have been around for awhile now. At Assetmaster, they are strong believers in ‘multi-asset’ investing and have adopted this approach since they launched their funds in 2004.


As the ‘multi-manager’ concept has the benefit of reducing risk by diversification at manager and geographical level, ‘multi-asset investing’ is also about reducing risk with diversification of asset classes.

Historically, investment funds – and particular managed funds were limited to one or a combination of the traditional asset classes (i.e. cash/fixed interest/equities).  The globalisation of investment markets and the turmoil of recent times a new variety of diversified multi-asset fund has, however, become popular as fund managers seek returns from assets that have low correlation. By combining assets with different risk characteristics, better returns can be achieved over the long-term.


The range of asset classes considered in the management of the Assetmaster Funds include:

  • Cash
  • Property
  • Commodities
  • Bonds/Fixed Interest
  • Structured Products
  • Absolute Return Funds
  • Equities
  • Exchange Traded Fund
  • Alternative Investment
The multi-asset, multi-manager approach is now firmly recognised as the preferred solution in an environment where more and more financial advisers are outsourcing investment decisions to specialist asset management companies. The multi-manager approach removes the burden of individual fund selection for investors and their advisers and provides a comprehensive managed solution with the added benefit of less administration and paperwork.


Company

Fund Name

ISIN

Currency

Inception Date

Rating

Risk

Profile

Williams de Broe AssetMaster

WDB Assetmaster Cautious Dis

IE0032903589

GBP

16/02/2004

1

High

The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve long-term returns, by a combination of capital growth and income generation. The Fund is a fund-of-funds adopting a multi-asset, multi-manager approach to portfolio construction. The investment policy of the Fund is investment into a diversified portfolio of listed and unlisted Collective Investment Schemes and Transferable Securities which invest in or offer exposure to global shares, fixed interest investments and money market instruments. The Collective Investment Schemes in which the Fund will invest will be investment funds registered in the UK, US or Europe. However, the Fund may also, subject to a maximum of 20% of its net assets, invest in other international Collective Investment Schemes.

Williams de Broe AssetMaster

WDB Assetmaster Balanced Dis

IE0032903696

GBP

16/02/2004

1

High

The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve medium to long-term capital growth. The Fund is a fund-of-funds adopting a multi-asset, multi-manager approach to portfolio construction. The investment policy of the Fund is investment into a diversified portfolio of listed and unlisted Collective Investment Schemes and Transferable Securities which invest in or offer exposure to global shares, fixed interest investments and money market instruments. In pursuing the Fund’s investment policy, the Investment Manager intends that the Fund’s portfolio will invest up to 85% of its assets in Collective Investment Schemes and Transferable Securities investing in shares.

Williams de Broe AssetMaster

WDB Assetmaster Growth Dis

IE0032903811

GBP

16/02/2004

2

Medium

The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve long-term returns. The investment policy of the Fund is investment into a diversified portfolio of listed and unlisted Collective Investment Schemes and Transferable Securities which invest in or offer exposure to global shares, fixed interest investments and money market instruments. The Collective Investment Schemes in which the Fund will invest will be investment funds registered in the UK, US or Europe. However, the Fund may also, subject to a maximum of 30% of its net assets, invest in other international Collective Investment Schemes.

Williams de Broe AssetMaster

WDB Assetmaster Intern. Growth Dis

IE0032903928

GBP

16/02/2004

2

High

The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve long-term capital growth. The investment policy of the Fund is investment into a diversified portfolio of listed and unlisted Collective Investment Schemes and Transferable Securities which invest in or offer exposure to global shares, fixed interest investments and money market instruments. The Collective Investment Schemes in which the Fund will invest will be investment funds registered in the UK, US or Europe. However, the Fund may also, subject to a maximum of 40% of its net assets, invest in other international Collective Investment Schemes.

Williams de Broe AssetMaster

WDB Assetmaster Intern. Growth Dis

IE00B15CX970

USD

26/06/2006

3

Low

The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve long-term capital growth. The investment policy of the Fund is investment into a diversified portfolio of listed and unlisted Collective Investment Schemes and Transferable Securities which invest in or offer exposure to global shares, fixed interest investments and money market instruments. The Collective Investment Schemes in which the Fund will invest will be investment funds registered in the UK, US or Europe. However, the Fund may also, subject to a maximum of 40% of its net assets, invest in other international Collective Investment Schemes.

Williams de Broe AssetMaster

WDB Assetmaster Intern. Growth Dis

IE00B15CXB99

EUR

26/06/2006

2

High

The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve long-term capital growth. The investment policy of the Fund is investment into a diversified portfolio of listed and unlisted Collective Investment Schemes and Transferable Securities which invest in or offer exposure to global shares, fixed interest investments and money market instruments. The Collective Investment Schemes in which the Fund will invest will be investment funds registered in the UK, US or Europe. However, the Fund may also, subject to a maximum of 40% of its net assets, invest in other international Collective Investment Schemes.

Williams de Broe AssetMaster

WDB Assetmaster Cautious Dis

IE00B15CXC07

USD

26/06/2006

2

High

The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve long-term returns, by a combination of capital growth and income generation. The Fund is a fund-of-funds adopting a multi-asset, multi-manager approach to portfolio construction. The investment policy of the Fund is investment into a diversified portfolio of listed and unlisted Collective Investment Schemes and Transferable Securities which invest in or offer exposure to global shares, fixed interest investments and money market instruments. The Collective Investment Schemes in which the Fund will invest will be investment funds registered in the UK, US or Europe. However, the Fund may also, subject to a maximum of 20% of its net assets, invest in other international Collective Investment Schemes.

Williams de Broe AssetMaster

WDB Assetmaster Cautious Dis

IE00B15CXD14

EUR

26/06/2006

1

High

The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve long-term returns, by a combination of capital growth and income generation. The Fund is a fund-of-funds adopting a multi-asset, multi-manager approach to portfolio construction. The investment policy of the Fund is investment into a diversified portfolio of listed and unlisted Collective Investment Schemes and Transferable Securities which invest in or offer exposure to global shares, fixed interest investments and money market instruments. The Collective Investment Schemes in which the Fund will invest will be investment funds registered in the UK, US or Europe. However, the Fund may also, subject to a maximum of 20% of its net assets, invest in other international Collective Investment Schemes.