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Our core belief is that currency markets are driven by a combination of macro-economic developments and risk premia. As such, our investment philosophy aims to cover both areas through independent alpha generation processes, namely:

  • A quantitative approach to modelling alternative risk premia
  • A macro discretionary approach to analysing macroeconomic fundamentals

Our approach generates six independent currency alpha streams each with different characteristics and different expected behaviours. We use these differences to construct portfolios that help our clients achieve their bespoke objective.

These can lead to purely quantitative, purely discretionary, or blended portfolios.

Key building blocks for our approach to delivering alpha

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Currency solutions in numbers

  • 1991 Year we started actively managing currency risk for our clients
  • 24 investment professionals with 20 years' average industry experience
  • £48.4bn assets managed by the Currency Solutions team

As at 31 March 2022. Assets under management (AUM) are represented by the value of cash securities and other economic exposure managed for clients including active discretionary assets which include the value of fixed income strategies with an active currency overlay.

Important information

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.

Currency hedging techniques aim to eliminate the effects of changes in the exchange rate between the currency of the underlying investments and the base currency (i.e. the reporting currency) of the portfolio. These techniques may not eliminate all the currency risk.