The Balanced Fund is an actively managed fund which aims to achieve growth through capital gains and income from a well-diversified portfolio of global equities and equity-based financial instruments. This fund will also invest in bonds issued by governments, supranational bodies, other investment grade corporate and non-sovereign bonds and/or bond-based financial instruments. This fund invests some of its assets outside the eurozone so a currency risk arises for a euro investor. As the fund is managed from the point of view of a euro investor any currency hedging that may be conducted will be into euros. This fund is managed by Zurich Life.
- Indicative equity range: 50% - 75% of the value of the fund.
- Actively managed fund with investments in equities, bonds and cash.
- Risk ratings: 5
- SFDR Class: Article 8
How it works
The aim of this fund is to offer investors competitive returns through participation in an actively managed fund. The investor can benefit from the performance of a well-diversified portfolio of investments (equities, bonds and cash), together with active management of the asset classes with reference to a clearly defined indicative equity range.
This fund invests some of its assets outside the eurozone so a currency risk arises for a euro investor. As the fund is managed from the point of view of a euro investor any currency hedging that may be conducted will be into euros.
This fund is managed by Zurich Life.
Current Fund Price* (as at 29/04/2021)
Annualised Performance (%)*
*Notes: Annual management charges (AMC) apply. The fund performance shown is before the full AMC is applied on your policy.
Returns are based on offer/offer performance and do not represent the return achieved by individual policies linked to the fund.
The fund price/performance shown is for the Pension / Gross of Tax Funds category.
*Source: Zurich Life
**Note: Asset Splits are updated quarterly.
Our investment team is based in Blackrock, Co. Dublin and is responsible for managing funds of approximately €28.4 billion*. The most senior members of the investment team have been together for more than fifteen years. It is the close co-operation of our fund managers in making investment decisions across assets, sectors and markets that differentiates us from other fund managers. We have an integrated team-based investment process which ensures that we implement our investment strategy quickly and effectively. We are active investment managers with a macro-economic approach, which is top-down and asset allocation driven. We construct our portfolios to allow us to take advantage of opportunities over all parts of the economic cycle. Zurich has an excellent reputation for investment performance and customer service.
*Source: Zurich, December 2022.