Diversified Growth

The Aegon Diversified Growth Strategy2 is a global multi-asset portfolio with the flexibility to invest across a wide range of assets.

Overview

 

Strategy assets USD 548 million*
Strategy inception August 31, 2013
Co-managers Colin Dryburgh and Robert-Jan van der Mark
Investment Objective To maximise total return (income plus capital) at a lower risk than global equity markets by investing in a diversified portfolio of global assets.
Investment universe
  • Alternatives
  • Equities
  • Credit
  • Government bonds
  • Currency
  • Cash
Currency options GBP, USD, EUR

*as at 30 June 2020

 

The Strategy’s core ‘alternative’ investments are those which possess natural characteristics consistent with our investment objectives: attractive growth potential with low volatility.  We supplement these by investing in a diverse spread of additional investments – such as equities and bonds – which, when combined, match those characteristics.

 

Our principal equity exposures are to benchmark-agnostic sustainable growth and income strategies. All stocks are selected by members of our equity team based upon specific total return characteristics.  Our allocation to fixed income is highly selective, ranging from risk-diversifying positions in government bonds to higher-yielding credit positions.

 

Overall we seek to maintain a balanced portfolio, but are prepared to adjust our risk-positioning to reflect emerging opportunities and threats. 

Portfolio managers

Colin Dryburgh

Colin Dryburgh

Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing

Colin Dryburgh is an investment manager in our Multi-asset team. 

Manager profile
Robert-Jan van der Mark

Robert-Jan van der Mark

Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing

Robert-Jan van der Mark joined Aegon Asset Management in 2006.

Manager profile

1Aegon AM US

2Aegon AM UK

3Aegon Real Assets US 

4Aegon AM NL