Threadneedle Dynamic Real Return Fund

A consistent, straightforward, long-only and unlevered approach to target return investing

Threadneedle Dynamic Real Return Fund is designed to deliver equity-like returns with up to two-thirds of the volatility by investing in a mix of asset classes and actively adapting the portfolio to changing market conditions. The Fund adopts a consistent, straightforward, long-only and unlevered approach to target return investing.

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Straightforward & transparent

A long only, unlevered fund of funds that can supplement positions with direct holdings and beta strategies

Dynamic asset allocation

Unconstrained approach with no benchmark restrictions and flexibility to take advantage of opportunities as they arise

Volatility controlled

Holistic risk awareness with full look-through into underlying fund holdings

Launch date
18 June 2013


Fund Manager
Toby Nangle


Performance target
Inflation (UK CPI) + 4% gross of fees with up to two-thirds the volatility of global equitites over the medium-ong term


IA Targeted Absolute Return

FE 3 Crown rating

**Source: Ratings as at 31 December 2020. Performance target may not be attained. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


The Fund brings together our two key capabilities: asset allocation and security selection. Drawing on the expertise across the company via various research groups, the team examines economic, valuation and thematic trends to give an all encompassing global perspective. They then seek out areas of differentiation and opportunity, constructing a balanced portfolio implemented through our wide range of internal funds, direct holdings and passive strategies.



The Fund aims to achieve a higher rate of return from capital appreciation and income than the rate of inflation in the UK (defined as the Consumer Price Index (CPI)), over a period of 3 to 5 years. Currently, the Fund looks to achieve an average annual return of CPI +4% when measured over this same time period, before charges are deducted. The Fund also seeks to deliver a positive return over any 3-year period (net of charges), regardless of market conditions. However, there is a risk to capital, and there is no guarantee that a positive return will be achieved in 3 years, or any other timescale.

The Fund actively manages an exposure to bonds, equities (company shares), money market instruments, cash, currencies, commodities, property and other alternative asset classes on a global basis. The exposure to these asset classes varies over time, as deemed necessary to achieve the investment objective, which may result in the Fund having little or no exposure to certain asset classes.

The Fund obtains exposure to those different asset classes by investing in other collective investment schemes (including funds managed by Columbia Threadneedle companies) or by using derivatives (including forward transactions). The Fund may also invest directly in transferable securities (including bonds and company shares), money market instruments, deposits and cash. The Fund does not invest in physical commodities or directly in real property.

In addition to using derivatives for investment purposes, derivatives may be used with the aim of reducing risk or managing the Fund more efficiently.

Other Information:

Many funds sold in the UK are grouped into sectors by the Investment Association (the trade body that represents UK investment managers), to facilitate comparison between funds with broadly similar characteristics (peer groups). This Fund is currently included in the IA Targeted Absolute Return sector. Performance data on funds within this sector may be used when evaluating the performance of this Fund.


21 December 2020

Maya Bhandari

Portfolio Manager Multi-Asset

2021: gotta have faith – in low discount rates

It's been a tumultuous 2020, but the year ahead will be different and we are positioning ourselves to get the best risk-adjusted returns over the next 12-18 months.
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27 November 2020

Toby Nangle

Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation & Head of Multi-Asset, EMEA

Covid-19 vaccines, lockdowns and equities

With the Covid-19 case count rising rapidly across the United States and Europe, the immediate economic outlook associated with renewed lockdowns is turning darker.
Read time - 6 min
20 September 2020

Maya Bhandari

Portfolio Manager

Asset Allocation Update - Sep 2020

Find out about our latest asset allocation.
Read time - 7 min

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Fund Profile

Fund Manager

Toby Nangle
Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation & Head of Multi-Asset, EMEA

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