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An award winning, genuine multi-asset fund that appeals to cautious investors seeking consistency of performance and an opportunity to improve on cash returns. The fund targets positive rolling annual returns, with low volatility. Portfolio managers will recognise the value of the fund as an additional option to minimising overall risk through greater diversification.

In times of low interest rates, traditional deposit investors may well be seeking alternative investments in order to achieve higher returns. For those with a low tolerance for risk, the Tenax Absolute Return Strategies Fund is an attractive option. Whilst not offering the full safety of cash deposits, the historic track record is one of higher returns, with relatively low levels of risk. Darius McDermott of Fund Calibre says, ‘It’s a great core fund for investors who are either new to investing or cautious in their approach.’

The fund has been independently assessed and rated by a number of leading fund research businesses, including the highest 5-Crown rating from Financial Express and a 4-Diamond Rating from Defaqto. In addition, it has won a number of awards, including, in 2017, the Professional Adviser Best Multi-Asset Fund (Absolute Return).

Professional investment managers and institutional investors will be attracted to the fund as a foundation holding to deliver both consistency of a real return and as a mechanism to manage overall portfolio volatility. The experienced managers, including Financial Express Alpha Manager, Jeremy Wharton, operate a truly diversified fund, investing in a variety of asset types to target absolute returns and the preservation of capital.

How to invest

Church House funds can be invested in directly by filling out an application form below. Our funds are also available across a number of fund supermarkets and life company platforms. Please view the private clients or the financial advisers pages for specific information.

You can also contact the Dealing Desk of Smith & Williamson Fund Administrators Ltd. (the fund administrators) on: 0141 222 1150

If you experience any difficulties, please get in touch with Leanne Harvey, at Church House on: 01935 382620 or anyone at enquiries@church-house.co.uk and they will be able to help.

If you are a Financial Adviser please follow this link financial advisers.

Download institutional application form.

Download individual application form.


We are doing our best to get the Church House fund range onto as many as platforms as possible, as quickly as possible; however, it is often the case that a platform will want to see demand for a fund before they will list it so we would be very grateful if you could get in touch with your usual contact at the platform(s) that you use to ask them to include the Church House funds.

So that we can push things along, it would help if you could copy in s.liddle@church-house.co.uk when emailing a request to the platforms.  

All applications are made on the basis of the Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document, most recent annual or semi-annual report and the application form. Please read these carefully prior to investing. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment please consult an authorised financial adviser.