Providing a foundation for success

Key strengths

The aim of the fund is to produce returns which exceed those available from cash savings at low levels of volatility. Launched in November 2007 it was initially designed as a client portfolio for an investor whose priority was to protect the value of his capital.

For Investment Professionals, RSMR has produced a comprehensive independent assessment of the fund.

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Easy access

Available across wide range of platforms

Platform coverage

Long-term track record

Tenax has a ten year plus performance history

RSMR Fund Profile

Straightforward approach

Targets returns greater than cash over rolling 12-month periods

Volatility dampener

Low volatility makes it an ideal defensive holding


Genuine multi-asset fund that delivers diversification

Independent validation

Series of industry ratings and awards

Independent assessment

Tenax is an award-winning fund which holds a wide range of respected ratings

A wide variety of independent research business have rated the Tenax Absolute Return Strategies and it has also achieved several industry awards

James Mahon guests on FundCalibre podcast

Topics covered range from the folly of negative yields bonds to scenarios when the managers might take more risk.

To listen to the full podcast interview with FundCalibre Managing Director, Darius McDermott, please click on the audio player link.

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Investment Process

An in-depth assessment of the investment process that supports the Tenax Absolute Return Strategies Fund

This document provides a comprehensive and open analysis of the various stages of managing the fund, from the high level methodology to tactical asset allocation and from idea generation to portfolio construction. Fund selectors wanting to understand in detail how the fund delivers on its objectives will find this a valuable resource.  

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Fund Manager Update Webinar

A recording of our Janaury 2020 Fund Manager Update webinar for investment professionals, on the CH Tenax Absolute Return Strategies Fund, by co-managers James Mahon and Jeremy Wharton

They cover a range of topics including 2019 performance, high asset prices, allocation to money market instruments and concerns over long-duration risk. 

How to invest

In addition to being available through our Portfolio Services the funds are accessible to Investment Professionals, such as Financial Advisers and Wealth Managers, through a range of platforms. Plus individuals and instituions can make direct investments. 

What others say

Some quotes on Tenax from industry commentators and fund supporters

"The SVS Church House TENAX Absolute Return Strategies fund represents a strong option for investors looking for a multi-asset investment that prioritises capital preservation with good risk management, aiming to limit drawdownsin more difficult market conditions whilst participating in some of the upside during a more buoyant investment environment.”

July 2018

Stewart Smith - Rayner Spencer Mills Research

Investment Research Manager

The Tenax Absolute Return Strategies fund's highly effective use of diversification has allowed it to deliver excellent risk-adjusted returns over almost a decade and, as a result, it has had one of the highest Sharpe ratios in the absolute return sector since its launch. If you are looking for an extremely useful portfolio stabiliser, look no further.

April 2018

Darius McDermott - FundCalibre

Managing Director

The worst thing that you can get from an absolute return fund is no real protection in a downturn, yet missing out on any subsequent recovery. Tenax does not do that.

February 2019

Andy Merricks

Head of Investments

News and updates

Our News section features a range of articles that reference the Tenax fund

In this post you can read about Tenax being shortlisted for a prestigious award. 

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