Financial investments involve an element of risk. For further information, please see the risk warning section.

Key benefits

Smoother returns, preserving capital and managing volatility

The AIMS Target Return Fund aims to help institutional investors manage funding levels more effectively by targeting long-term investment returns similar to traditional equity strategies but for much less volatility and irrespective of market conditions.

In helping investors to manage their funding volatility, the fund aim to be less than half as volatile as an investment in global equities over any three-year period.

Risk-diversified portfolio

By focusing on diversifying portfolio risk rather than asset allocation, we aim to provide investors in the fund with specific levels of return from a wide range of sources, unconstrained by benchmark considerations. This allows us to focus on providing the long-term performance you need, even as market conditions change.

Largely uncorrelated strategies

The fund aims to help investors diversify their portfolios with an approach that targets a specific levels of return with little correlation to equities, bonds and other traditional asset classes.

Key risks

No guarantee

The aim of the fund is not guaranteed and clients may get back less than the original amount invested.

Investment time horizon consideration

The fund may not be appropriate for those who plan to withdraw their money within five years.

Market fluctuations

The value of the fund may be subject to market fluctuations. This could lead to values being adversely and unpredictably affected by various factors including political and economic events. As such, the value of investments may go down as well as up and clients may receive less than the original amount invested.

Derivative risk

The fund can make significant use of derivatives with the aim of helping it meet its return and volatility targets. As a result of the high degree of leverage typically employed when trading financial derivatives, a relatively small price movement in the underlying asset may result in substantial losses to the funds’ assets.

Exchange rate fluctuations

The fund may invest outside of the euro zone or hold currencies other than euro. So, the value of investments may fall or rise depending on changes in the exchange rates of currencies to which the fund is exposed.


Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

The value of an investment and any income from it can go down as well as up and can fluctuate in response to changes in currency and exchange rates. Investors may not get back the original amount invested.

The Fund uses derivatives; these can be complex and highly volatile. This means in unusual market conditions the Fund may suffer significant losses.

Investors’ attention is drawn to the specific risk factors set out in the fund’s share class key investor information document (“KIID”) and Prospectus. Investors should read these in full before investing.

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