The word "aggressive" might initially seem daunting, but if time is on your side you may want to consider taking a higher level of risk to give yourself the best possible chance of long-term gains.
Quite simply, the aggressive fund aims to grow your money over the long term†. We will invest heavily in stock markets around the world, which means the fund may be more volatile than the other VT Chelsea Managed Funds.
Long-term, sustainable growth is not just about making the right investments; it’s about being invested (or not) at the right time. We will not be afraid to tilt this fund towards our preferred sectors or regions to seek the highest potential gains, and we won’t hesitate to take on a bit of extra risk, but it must be justified by return potential.
We are happy to include more niche funds in this portfolio when they offer an opportunity to enhance returns. This means we are more likely to hold single country funds, which could include places such as India or other emerging markets, as well as highly specialised funds in sectors such as technology, biotechnology or insurance.
We may also avoid countries where we don’t currently see strong growth prospects, which means the fund may be quite different from the global stock market. The fund may also have a significant weighting to small- and mid-cap equities. Up to 100% of the fund may be invested in UK and overseas equities, although other assets could include bonds, property, gold and targeted absolute return strategies.
We believe in transparency, so you can see a full list of what the VT Chelsea Managed Aggressive Growth fund invests in below.
|Holding||% of fund||Asset class|
|Fidelity Index US||6.87||Equities|
|Artemis US Extended Alpha||6.20||Equities|
|Merian Chrysalis Investment Co Ltd||5.68||Equities|
|Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC||5.56||Equities|
|HSBC American Index||5.26||Equities|
|BlackRock European Dynamic||4.08||Equities|
|Global X Silver Miners ETF||3.89||Gold & Silver|
|Fidelity Global Special Situations||3.72||Equities|
|RWC Continental Europe Growth||3.46||Equities|
|Rathbone Global Opportunities||3.34||Equities|
|Polar Capital Global Insurance||3.15||Equities|
|Granahan US Focused Growth||2.99||Equities|
|Marlborough European Multi-Cap||2.84||Equities|
|Hermes Asia ex Japan Equity||2.83||Equities|
|Merian UK Dynamic Equity||2.74||Equities|
|RWC Global Emerging Markets||2.73||Equities|
|Fidelity S&P 500 Index (GBP Hedged)||2.68||Equities|
|Jupiter European Opportunities Trust PLC||2.61||Equities|
|Smithson Investment Trust||2.35||Equities|
|Schroder Global Recovery||2.23||Equities|
|MI Chelverton UK Equity Growth||2.16||Equities|
|Polar Capital Biotechnology||2.09||Equities|
|Alquity Indian Subcontinent||1.96||Equities|
|Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies Trust PLC||1.80||Equities|
|Stewart Investors Latin America||1.69||Equities|
|Man GLG Japan CoreAlpha Professional||1.16||Equities|
|Stewart Investors Indian Subcontinent Sustainability||1.16||Equities|
|Man GLG Japan CoreAlpha Equity (GBP Hedged)||0.91||Equities|
|River and Mercantile UK Micro Cap Inv Co Ltd||0.82||Equities|
|TR Property Investment Trust PLC||0.53||Equities|
Information correct as at 31 May 2020. Please note percentages may not add up to 100% exactly due to rounding errors
It’s important to understand investments can go down as well as up in value. We expect the volatility of this fund to be similar to global equities. You may not get back the amount originally invested.
†Long term is 5+ years.
**FE Analytics 05/06/2017-31/05/2020 VT Chelsea Managed Aggressive Growth vs IA Global total return in sterling.
The VT Chelsea Managed Funds are for investors who prefer to make their own investment decisions, without personal advice.
Valu-Trac Investment Management Limited is the authorised corporate director (ACD) and investment manager of the VT Chelsea Managed Funds. Valu-Trac is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Valu-Trac’s FCA registration is 145168. Chelsea Portfolio Management Services Limited will be the investment adviser for the VT Chelsea Managed Funds.