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Insight's Absolute Insight fund range comprises portfolios that target a positive return, whatever the direction of the market. Our range of absolute return funds stand out in the market for having a strong track record, with all of our absolute return strategies outperforming their benchmarks over three and five-year periods.*

Our diverse fund range offers investors the ability to capture our best ideas for investment in their respective asset classes. Each specialist investment team tailors their choice and combination of investment approaches to reflect the characteristics of the markets in which they invest. The risk framework is tailored to the investment universe and approach.

Our investment process is designed to generate a large number of original and uncorrelated investment ideas, encouraging a high level of embedded diversification within our funds. Each fund typically contributes to a portfolio's stability, diversification and upside capture to a varying degree.

The diversity of investment universes and investment approaches, within a consistent risk management framework, means the individual strategies lend themselves to being held together in a portfolio.

Our strategies


The Absolute Insight Fund invests across Insight's range of absolute return funds. With allocations to absolute return strategies focusing on asset classes including equities, credit, emerging market debt and currency, the portfolio is designed to provide resilient performance even when market conditions are changing.

Absolute Insight Emerging Market Debt Fund

The Absolute Insight Emerging Market Debt Fund takes a distinctive approach to investing in emerging market debt, focusing on what the managers consider to be the best investment ideas across the asset class.


The fully flexible long-short Absolute Insight Credit Fund aims to provide attractive, positive absolute returns in all market conditions and is able to invest across investment grade and sub-investment grade credit.

Absolute Insight Equity Market Neutral Fund

The Absolute Insight Equity Market Neutral Fund is designed to produce absolute returns with low volatility, deploying a diversified portfolio that aims to generate growth that is not correlated with mainstream asset classes. It aims to deliver returns from stock picking by holding pairs of long and short positions to hedge out unwanted risk.

Absolute Insight Currency Fund

The Absolute Insight Currency Fund seeks to provide attractive, positive returns in all market conditions by investing across global currency markets. It has exhibited low correlations to more traditional asset classes, making it an excellent source of potential diversification within a wider portfolio, especially when volatility is rising or other asset classes are struggling.

*as of June 30, 2015. Insight's assets under management are represented by the value of cash securities and other economic exposure managed for clients.

Please note the value of investments and any income from them will fluctuate and is not guaranteed (this may be partly due to exchange rate fluctuations). Investors may not get back the full amount invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.