We have been managing diversified funds for over 40 years

Our diversified funds provide investors with a portfolio of a variety of traditional and alternative asset classes and strategies including: Australian and international shares, Australian and international property securities, Australian and international fixed interest and cash investments, and alternatives. Our focus is to work closely with clients on developing their investment strategies, or if an Investment Policy is in place, to get the optimal solution using our proprietary asset allocation research and portfolio optimisation software that has been developed by our Diversified Investment teams. Once the investment strategy is in place we select the appropriate strategies based on client needs. A disciplined approach to diversification

  • Protect against risks, thereby improving the consistency of long-term wealth creation
  • Build portfolios to meet the needs of clients rather than with reference to peers
  • Believe a smooth ‘investment journey’ is an important part of investor outcomes

We actively manage our portfolios to achieve investment objectives by diversifying investments across asset classes and strategies. We employ three main approaches to do this (in descending order of return and risk contribution at the total fund level): Diversifed  

  • Strategic asset allocation – weighted asset class exposures designed to meet the investment objectives over the long term investment horizon
  • Active management – exploitation of market inefficiencies within asset classes
  • Tactical asset allocation – exploitation of short term market directionality across asset classes

These three performance drivers should exhibit low correlation to each other so as to most efficiently deploy the risk being taken on. Our team manages a range of investment options from multi-asset funds to single asset portfolios in liquid alternatives and international equities (traditional & smart beta). While our balanced funds collectively encapsulate a wide range of return/risk objectives, our team also manages tailored portfolios for large clients. The team has a diverse skill set; combining a range of global and domestic market experience and drawing on the resources of Pendal Group’s other specialist teams.  

To find out how we can tailor a strategy to meet your needs, contact our sales team.