Insight Investment, the asset manager of HBOS, has received A ratings for seven of its multi-manager funds, from Old Broad Street Research.
OBSR gives the rating one year after Insights fund management team was put in place, founded following research conducted in December 2004.
The seven funds receiving the A rating are the Insight Investment wealth builder growth, wealth builder balanced, wealth builder high income, Europe portfolio, US portfolio, UK portfolio and UK equity income portfolio.
The research centre claims the ratings were awarded as a result of the teams understanding of the propriety qualitative tool and its manager selection, blending and tactical asset allocation.
Insight managing director Nigel Whittingham says: “The quantitative allocation tools, risk control techniques, strong manager selection and asset allocation methodology highlighted by OBSRs review have all worked to our advantage in low and negative return environments.”