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Our approach

Why multi-manager investing?

Put simply, it allows you to choose a single fund that diversifies your clients’ investments and combines the talents of many fund managers all in one.

Architas first established in the UK in 2008

now operating across Europe and Asia

Global AXA group member

innovation with firm foundations

Global assets of €35.8 billion*

global assets under management and advised on *as at 31 December 2019

 

What is a multi-manager fund of funds?

At Architas, multi-manager funds are our sole focus. The three funds we offer are multi-manager and are designed to meet different investment goals depending on your clients’ attitude to risk.

A typical, single-manager investment fund may invest in one kind of asset, sector, or geographical area. For example, one fund might invest only in shares in Asian companies. Another might invest in companies in emerging markets such as India or Brazil.

Our multi-manager funds are different; instead of focusing on just one type of investment, they invest in lots of other single-focus funds – we call these underlying funds. Every underlying fund we select is run by a specialist fund manager who knows the market inside out. 

What is a multi-asset fund of funds?

As well as being multi-manager, our funds may also be multi-asset. This means they spread your clients’ investments across several types of asset classes, such as cash, equities, bonds, property and alternatives. This can be important as different asset classes tend to behave differently in different market conditions. 

 

An illustration of a fund of funds portfolio


Please note that this is for illustrative purposes and not all Architas funds will contain all of the 
asset classes stated.


Making it easier for you to diversify your clients’ investments and spread risk

Clients are often looking for long-term wealth creation but also with stability. With such a large range of funds and asset classes to choose from, choosing investments that are appropriate and most likely to deliver optimal returns can be difficult.

At Architas, we believe it is sensible not to put all your eggs in one basket.

By investing in an Architas multi-manager fund, you can be confident that your clients’ investments are spread across a range of different sectors, geographies and in some cases asset classes, and benefit from the skills of some of the world’s best-known fund managers.

What are the benefits? 

Choosing one of our multi-manager funds for your clients makes it easy to diversify their investments, which will potentially give:

Greater stability in response to market shifts

A more balanced exposure to risk

A more consistent return

Our investment team creates each of our multi-manager fund of funds to help support your clients' financial goals.

We use a selection of funds from a range of well-known managers including:

Please note these are examples of fund managers that we work with and are subject to change. Third party trademarks are used with the permission of their owners. Fidelity International is a trademark of FIL Limited. 

Latest insights

Archinomics weekly update: Monday 6 July 2020

Improving data from major economies pushed equity markets higher, while also boosting inflation linked bond markets and gold.

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The value of your clients' investments and any income from them can fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. Your client could get back less than they originally invested. Architas is 100% owned by the AXA Group but has no legal right of access to the assets of the AXA Group.

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