Global Absolute Return Strategies (GARS)

GARS uses versatility and breadth in seeking to unlock opportunities across financial markets and weather their storms.

Key benefits


Experienced investment team

With 16 years’ average experience, our 90-strong multi-asset solutions team combines expert research, risk analytics and trading in support of our core team of five GARS managers.


Minimising risk

Our state-of-the-art risk tools and techniques support portfolio construction in pursuit of robust returns, while aiming to minimise risk.


Seeking positive returns

GARS operates across a wide range of markets, using advanced investment tools to access a variety of return-generating opportunities.

Our ESG approach to multi asset investing

Investing for a better future means we assess those environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors that matter, both for the returns we seek and for the investment risks we run on your behalf. We rigorously analyse ESG factors, with the aim of making better investment decisions and building more robust portfolios.

As a core part of our analysis, our risk experts model the impact of climate change on investment outcomes. We engage with the firms in which we invest, working with them to drive improvements across the full range of UN Sustainable Development Goals. We believe this will deliver better long-term investment returns. Your investment with ASI benefits from the skills of our long-established and well-resourced centralised ESG team, as well as those of our ESG experts in Multi-Asset Solutions.

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Risk warning – The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and you may get back less than the amount invested. Please refer to the risk factors in the prospectus for general and specific investment risks attached to the individual funds.