Horizon Multi-Asset Funds

Investing in a single asset class can rarely meet clients’ objectives. Instead, a solution that actively invests across multiple asset classes can adapt to changing market conditions and help diversify risk.

The Zurich Horizon Multi-Asset fund range consists of five purpose-built fund of funds. Each one aims to grow investment through a combination of income and capital growth over the medium to long term (5 or more years), whilst remaining within its respective risk profile. The range of underlying funds in which the Horizon funds invest will predominantly be funds managed by Columbia Threadneedle Investments. Zurich Investment Services (UK) oversee the five portfolios in relation to their respective risk profiles.

The Zurich Horizon Multi-Asset fund range is managed to risk profiles on a scale of 1-5. The risk profiles are set based on EValue's risk profiling tool is designed with a precise focus on delivering investment outcomes to meet specific client needs. We recognise that you may use several different profiling tools and risk scale methods, and with that in mind, we have also mapped the funds to other models. Please note, the funds are managed to the EValue 1-5 scales therefore the mapping to other tools could change over time.

See the funds mapped to other attitude to risk profiles here.

Robust three-layer process

1: Zurich Investment Services (UK)

  • Oversees the management of all five funds.
  • Actively monitors each portfolio to ensure it is managed in accordance with its investment strategy and investment limits.

2: EValue

  • Provides the investment framework with forward-looking asset allocations.
  • Weightings are aligned to five risk profiles.
  • Asset Allocations are updated on a quarterly basis.

3: Columbia Threadneedle Investments

  • Overlays its own views on asset allocation on those produced by EValue.
  • Selects the right mix of underlying funds for each risk profile.
  • Actively manages the underlying funds to reflect where they believe the best opportunities lie.

Why Horizon Multi-Asset Funds?

  • Five globally diversified multi-asset funds designed to align with your clients risk profile.
  • They aim to grow investment through a combination of income and capital growth over the medium to long term (5 or more years).
  • Straightforward, easy-to-understand investment solutions.
  • Rebalanced by experts on a regular basis to respond to changing market conditions.
  • Investment expertise from Columbia Threadneedle who are responsible for managing more than $431bn of assets as at April 2019.
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Funds available

Zurich Horizon Multi-Asset Fund I

The aim of the Fund is to grow the amount invested over the medium to long term (5 or more years) and to keep the fund within a designated risk profile. This Fund is aligned to risk profile 1, the lowest risk profile in the Zurich Horizon Multi-Asset fund range, which means that it aims to deliver growth through assets that demonstrate moderate price fluctuations, with greater emphasis placed on fixed income securities and lower exposure to equities.

Risk profile - Cautious

Zurich Horizon Multi-Asset Fund II

The aim of the Fund is to grow the amount invested over the medium to long term (5 or more years) and to keep the fund within a designated risk profile. This Fund is aligned to risk profile 2, the second lowest risk profile in the Zurich Horizon Multi-Asset fund range, which means that it aims to deliver growth through assets that demonstrate moderate price fluctuations, with emphasis placed on fixed income securities and equities and some exposure to property.

Risk profile - Moderately Cautious

Zurich Horizon Multi-Asset Fund III

The aim of the Fund is to grow the amount invested over the medium to long term (5 or more years) and to keep the fund within a designated risk profile. This Fund is aligned to risk profile 3, the middle risk profile in the Zurich Horizon Multi-Asset fund range, which means that it aims to deliver growth through assets that may demonstrate moderate to large price fluctuations with greater emphasis placed on equity and lower exposure to fixed income securities and some exposure to property.

Risk profile - Balanced

Zurich Horizon Multi-Asset Fund IV

The aim of the Fund is to grow the amount invested over the medium to long term (5 or more years) and to keep the fund within a designated risk profile. This Fund is aligned to risk profile 4, the second highest risk profile in the Zurich Horizon Multi-Asset fund range, which means that it aims to deliver growth through assets that may demonstrate moderate to large price fluctuations, with greater exposure to equity and some fixed income securities and property.

Risk profile - Moderately Adventurous

Zurich Horizon Multi-Asset Fund V

The aim of the Fund is to grow the amount invested over the medium to long term (5 or more years) and to keep the fund within a designated risk profile. This Fund is aligned to risk profile 5, the highest risk profile in the Zurich Horizon Multi-Asset fund range, which means that it aims to deliver growth through assets that may demonstrate large price fluctuations, with greatest exposure to equity and some exposure to property. There may also be some exposure to emerging markets.

Risk profile - Adventurous

Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

The value of investments can go down as well as up, so your client could get back less than they invested.

The value of funds can fall and rise purely as a result of exchange rate fluctuations. Investments in newer markets, smaller companies or single sectors offer the possibility of higher returns but may also involve a higher degree of risk.

Alex Lyle Head of Managed Funds at Columbia Threadneedle and manager of the Zurich Horizon funds


Alex takes a look back on the market activities of the first quarter in 2019 and where we stand today.

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Clients can invest in the Zurich Horizon Multi-Asset Funds through products available on the Zurich Intermediary Platform.

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If you have any questions about our Horizon fund range, contact your Zurich Account Manager on 08085 546 546.