We often talk about finding a work-life balance and that’s a nice way to think about this fund, too. If you want to aim for higher growth than the cautious portfolio, but you’re not really an aggressive investor, the balanced fund seeks to achieve an equilibrium.
In the balanced fund, we aim to grow your money over the long term. At the same time, we don’t want you to lose sleep if the stock market tumbles, so we’ll strive to build a portfolio with lower volatility than equities†.
Delivering excellent returns is not just a case of making gains when the market does well. If you can also lose less when the market falls, you increase your chances of coming out ahead over the medium to long term. And by striking a sensible balance between different types of assets, that's exactly what w'll try to do in this fund.
As the name suggests, we will hold diverse, yet complementary, funds in this portfolio. These funds may contain UK and overseas equities, bonds, property, gold, targeted absolute return strategies and other investments. The target equity weighting is 50%-70%, but we will vary the mix of sectors, assets and investing styles over time to suit different market conditions.
We believe in transparency, so you can see a full list of what the VT Chelsea Managed Balanced Growth fund invests in below.
|Holding||% of fund||Asset class|
|Fidelity S&P 500 Index (GBP Hedged||5.27||Equities|
|Man GLG UK Absolute Value||5.24||Absolute Return|
|JOHCM UK Dynamic||4.96||Equities|
|Fidelity Global Special Situations||4.56||Equities|
|Artemis Global Income||4.52||Equities|
|Merian Global Equity Absolute Return||4.23||Absolute Return|
|Merian Gold & Silver||4.10||Gold & Silver|
|Merian Chrysalis Investment Co Ltd||4.03||Equities|
|Investec Global Special Situations||3.79||Equities|
|Hermes Asia ex Japan Equity||3.50||Equities|
|Franklin UK Managers' Focus||3.39||Equities|
|RWC Global Emerging Markets||3.32||Equities|
|GCP Asset Backed Income Fund Ltd||2.80||Fixed Income|
|Royal London Short Duration Global High Yield Bond||2.53||Fixed Income|
|Jupiter Absolute Return||2.32||Absolute Return|
|Man GLG High Yield Opportunities||2.30||Fixed Income|
|Janus Henderson UK Absolute Return||2.27||Absolute Return|
|Baillie Gifford Japanese||2.15||Equities|
|Man GLG Japan CoreAlpha Professional||2.12||Equities|
|Smithson Investment Trust||2.12||Equities|
|Invesco Perpetual European Equity||2.10||Equities|
|Jupiter European Opportunities Trust||2.01||Equities|
|Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC||2.00||Equities|
|Alquity Indian Subcontinent||1.88||Equities|
|RWC Continental Europe Growth||1.85||Equities|
|H2O MultiReturns||1.81||Absolute Return|
|Foresight Solar Fund Ltd||1.74||Alternatives|
|Target Healthcare REIT Ltd||1.73||Property|
|US Solar Fund PLC||1.51||Alternatives|
|Goldman Sachs India Equity Portfolio||1.21||Equities|
|Lindsell Train Investment Trust PLC||1.14||Equities|
|Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund Ltd||1.13||Fixed Income|
|Impact Healthcare REIT PLC||1.06||Property|
|Greencoat UK Wind||0.54||Alternatives|
Information correct as at 31 August 2019. 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. You may not get back the amount originally invested.
†Long term is 5+ years. The aim is to have lower volatility than global equities over a rolling 5-year period.
***FE Analytics 05/06/2017-31/08/2019 total return in sterling terms. Dealing to dealing on a bid to bid basis.
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.