Tenax Absolute Return Strategies
Fund credentials

The investment media and independent researchers operate
award programmes and produce independent ratings to help
investment professionals in their fund due diligence. The
Church House Tenax Absolute Return Strategies Fund has
been recognised in a number of ways. 

What Tenax offers fund selectors

In a sector dominated by complex products, the Tenax Absolute Return Strategies Fund is notable for its straightforward approach to investing. It is based on three core principles: a clear performance objective, over a specified time period partnered with appropriate controls to minimise volatility.

Operating as multi-asset solution, Tenax has enjoyed significant growth in recent years having attracted the attention of fund selectors looking for a defensive holding in their portfolios to protect against the worst extremes of market volatility. With its origins in a private investor portfolio, where the primary need was for long-term preservation of capital, the management style is one of patience in pursuit of the returns investors expect without the shocks they fear.

Church House can invest in equities as well and has a lot of flexibility in terms of asset class. If they like equities, for instance, they can start building positions in equities, but they are not going to be an equity fund - they're trying to protect client capital. They're very transparent with what they are holding in their portfolio.

Professional Adviser - Nov 19

Ben Willis - Prof Adviser Nov 19

Head of Portfolio Management Chase de Vere

The Church House Tenax Absolute Return Strategies fund, a long-only multi-asset vehicle, which invests directly in assets, rather than using the ‘fund of fund’ route. The fund places capital preservation at the heart of its investment process.

Portfolio Adviser - 25th March 2020

Darius McDermott - Portfolio Adviser March 20

Managing Director Chelsea Financial Services

It has been tested through different difficult market environments and generally passed each one with flying colours. The fund offers reliability and consistency when many of the others in the sector don’t.

Trustnet - 24th Feb 2020

Andy Merricks - Trustnet Feb 2020

Fund strategy consultant

A boutique fund run by two very experienced managers, James Mahon and Jerry Wharton, this is an extremely useful portfolio diversifier. Church House Tenax Absolute Return Strategies fund is one of the few in the sector that targets an absolute return from diversification and risk management alone.

Trustnet - 9th March 2020

Darius McDermott - Trustnet March 20

Managing Director Fund Calibre

Fund Manager awards:
Jeremy Wharton 

Jeremy Wharton, joint CIO, has seen his succesful
management and co-management of the Investment
Grade Fixed Interest Fund and Tenax Absolute
Return Strategies Fund respectively, rewarded with
the Alpha Manager of the year award, won
consecutively since 2016..

Contact us

To discuss your requirements, or to find out more about our funds and services, please contact us:

Sam Liddle Sales Director

Intermediary Sales

  • 07887 520621
  • s.liddle@church-house.co.uk

Matthew Goodsir Business Development Manager

Intermediary Sales

  • 020 7534 9877
  • m.goodsir@church-house.co.uk