VT Chelsea Managed Cautious Growth

Cautious fund at a glanceMAR19

Sometimes, you want a place to park your savings where they have the potential to grow over the long term, but you’re not comfortable with the kinds of shorter-term swings you typically get in equity markets.

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What does this fund do?

In the most cautious fund, we aim to produce growth over the long term, but with lower volatility than equity markets. While returns may not be as high as you could potentially get in the aggressive fund, you'll also be taking much less risk.

How do we do it?

We will invest in a variety of assets to create a diversified portfolio. We carefully select assets that are less correlated, which means investments that don’t usually rise or fall in tandem – or at least not to the same extent. This reduces the risk that everything in the fund drops dramatically at the same time and helps to smooth your returns.

What do we invest in?

We focus on lower-risk funds that are defensive in nature. These funds' underlying assets may include UK and overseas equities, as well as bonds, property, gold and other investments. We are also likely to have a high weighting to targeted absolute return strategies that aim to produce positive returns in any market conditions.

We believe in transparency, so you can see a full list of what the VT Chelsea Managed Cautious Growth fund invests in below.

Holding % of fund Asset class
Cash 7.33 Cash
Man GLG UK Absolute Value 6.46  Absolute Return
Fidelity Global Dividend 6.30  Equities
Merian Global Equity Absolute Return 5.91  Absolute Return
Vontobel Fund TwentyFour Absolute Return Credit 5.50  Absolute Return
Fundsmith Equity 5.04  Equities
Jupiter UK Special Situations 4.86  Equities
Investec Global Special Situations 4.77  Equities
SVS Church House Tenax Absolute Return 4.75  Absolute Return
Merian Gold & Silver 4.46  Gold & Silver
Fidelity Asia Pacific Opportunities 4.28  Equities
Liontrust Special Situations 4.20  Equities
Royal London Shrt Duration Global High Yield Bond 3.59  Fixed Income
JOCHM Global Opportunities 3.48  Equities
Janus Henderson UK Absolute Return 3.42  Absolute Return 
BlackRock UK Absolute Alpha 3.03  Absolute Return
Jupiter Absolute Return 2.93  Absolute Return
GCP Asset Backed Income Fund Ltd 2.91  Fixed Income
Nomura Funds Ireland-Global Dynamic Bond 2.64  Fixed Income
Merian Chrysalis Investment Co Ltd 2.38  Equities
Invesco Euro Equity Fund (GBP Hedged) 2.29  Equities 
GCP Student Living PLC 2.06  Property
Foresight Solar Fund Ltd 1.93  Alternatives
Impact Healthcare REIT PLC 1.86  Property
Greencoat UK Wind 1.35  Alternatives
Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund Ltd 1.20  Fixed Income
Target Healthcare REIT Ltd 1.07  Property

 Information correct as at 31 August 2019. Please note percentages may not add up to 100% exactly due to rounding errors

Portfolio performance

MF Cautious Performance Sep19

What are the risks?

While we anticipate this fund will have a lower volatility than equity markets, it's important to understand investments can go down as well as up in value. You may not get back the amount originally invested.

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Important information

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.