Global Balanced Fund

The fund is designed for investors who prefer a slightly lower risk fund than the Global Equity Fund.

The goal of the Global Balanced Fund is to balance income generation, capital growth and risk of loss using a diversified global portfolio.

To do this, the fund primarily invests in shares of publicly listed companies and bonds issued by companies and governments located anywhere around the world. It can also indirectly invest in commodities.

This fund is for people who wish to invest for at least 3 years.


Lipper Award
The Orbis Global Balanced Fund won the 2017 Lipper Fund Award for the ‘Best Fund over 3 years’, in its Mixed Asset GBP Balanced category out of 283 funds.

© 2017, Thomson Reuters. Used with Permission.

Money Observer Award
The Orbis Global Balanced Fund has been named the best higher-risk mixed asset fund by Money Observer!
© 2017, Money Observer.


As of
Crown Fund Rating
Dynamic Planner


The Global Balanced Fund available to UK retail investors was launched in January 2014. Before that time, performance of the original Orbis SICAV Global Balanced Fund (for institutional investors) is shown. The original fund is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority or available to UK retail investors. Figures pre-2014 are adjusted to reflect the currency and fee structure of the newer fund. Both funds share the same strategy and are run by the same investment team.

Ranking vs. Peer Group

Information as of 30 November 2017

Global Balanced Fund Quartile
1 YEAR 122/150 4
3 YEAR 1/128 1
Global Balanced Fund 122/150 1/128
Quartile 4 1

Growth of £1000

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  • Global Balanced Fund

  • Benchmark

    60% MSCI World Index
    40% JP Morgan Global Government Bond Index

    Source: MSCI/J.P. Morgan

  • Peer Group Average

    Investment Association (IA) Mixed Investments 40-85% Shares

    Source: Morningstar

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External Ratings Agencies

Morningstar Rating

The Morningstar RatingTM is an assessment of a fund’s past performance – based on both return and risk – which shows how similar investments compare with their competitors. A high rating alone is insufficient basis for an investment decision.

Funds are grouped into categories according to their actual investment style, not merely their stated investment objectives, nor their ability to generate a certain level of income. Within each Morningstar Category, the top 10% of investments receive five stars.

FE Crown Rating

Only the top 10% of funds score highly enough to be awarded Five FE Crowns. Recognising an outstanding achievement in three key measurement areas, an FE Crown Fund Rating of Five is a powerful symbol of quality, representing a fund’s demonstrable ability to add long term value whilst managing risk in a highly effective manner.

Defacto Diamond Rating

The Defaqto 5 diamond rating indicates that a fund offers an excellent proposition relative to the peer group across charges, accessibility, performance and other features. An independent rating of 1 to 5 is given based on a detailed and well-structured scoring process, allowing advisers to see instantly where the funds/ fund families sit in the market in terms of performance, as well as competitiveness in other key areas such as cost, scale, access and manager longevity.

Single Year Performance

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The value of your investments may go down as well as up, so you may not get back the amount you originally invested. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

Top 10 holdings

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Regional allocation

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FE Trustnet
The multi-asset funds that have thrived and fallen in 2016

Most multi-asset funds struggled in 2016 to beat the FTSE All World index. However, the Orbis Global Balanced Fund was one of just two funds in the relevant Investment Association sectors that comfortably outperformed the FTSE All World index as well as its benchmark.

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FE Trustnet
Why investors should be really excited about market valuations

Dan Brocklebank, director at Orbis Investments, explains why investors should be excited about value stocks and under-the-radar opportunities at the moment rather than worrying about the strong performance of most major indices.

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FT Adviser
Orbis manager gambles on sterling recovery

Alec Cutler, Director at Orbis Investments shares his views with Matthew Jeynes on two major currencies (USD and £) and why many investors are underestimating the risks of holding government debt. Jeynes also reports on our Global Balanced Fund’s performance and how our contrarian stance has served our investors well so far.

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Key Information

Strategy size (as at 30 June 2017):
£2 billion
Strategy inception:
1st January 2013
Fund size (as at 30 June 2017):
£23 million
Fund inception:
1st January 2014
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Fee paid to Orbis from the Reserve (12 months ending 30 November 2017):
Amount in Reserve available for refunds (as at 30 November 2017):
3.11% of NAV
Average performance fee paid since fund launch (as at 30 November 2017):
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(1 January 2017)
Risk (SRRI):
4 (out of 7)

Based on historical performance, the price of this fund can go up or down by up to 10% per year - but potentially more.

For more information, please refer to the Key Investor Information Document in the Fund Literature section above.

Looking for a Global Equity fund?

See our Orbis OEIC Global Equity Fund

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