When you’re relying on your savings to generate an income, you want to know they’re working hard. A cash account might not cut it. The monthly income fund may be more appealing.
The monthly income fund aims to pay roughly the same amount of income each month^ so that you can budget with confidence. The fund targets an above-market income that is sustainable and consistent, as well as some capital growth, over the long term†.
We think of delivering a sustainable income as a bit like a jigsaw puzzle – all the pieces have to be in place for the picture to come together. Assets will yield differently at different times, so we will strategically combine diverse sources of income to target a high and resilient yield, year-in, year-out.
We will invest in income funds, whose underlying assets may include UK and overseas equities, bonds, gold and targeted absolute return strategies. Assets such as property and infrastructure, which are renowned for their income-paying potential, are also expected to contribute to the fund’s yield.
We believe in transparency, so you can see a full list of what the VT Chelsea Managed Monthly Income fund invests in below.
|Holding||% of fund||Asset class|
|Fidelity Global Enhanced Income||5.48||Equities|
|Nomura Funds Ireland-Global Dynamic Bond||4.59||Fixed Income|
|TB Evenlode Global Income||4.53||Equities|
|M&G Global Dividend||4.45||Equities|
|BlackRock Continental European Income||4.21||Equities|
|Man GLG UK Income Professional||4.05||Equities|
|Impact Healthcare REIT PLC||3.80||Property|
|Artemis Corporate Bond||3.72||Fixed Income|
|GCP Asset Backed Income Fund Ltd||3.43||Fixed Income|
|Man GLG High Yield Opportunities||3.40||Fixed Income|
|Civitas Social Housing PLC||3.40||Property|
|M&G Emerging Markets Bond||3.24||Fixed Income|
|Schroder Asian Income Maximiser||3.14||Equities|
|GCP Infrastructure Investments Ltd||3.13||Fixed Income|
|Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust||3.07||Equities|
|Supermarket Income REIT PLC||3.03||Property|
|BioPharma Credit PLC||2.58||Fixed Income|
|Jupiter Strategic Bond||2.55||Fixed Income|
|Premier Global Infrastructure Income||2.35||Equities|
|Montanaro UK Income||2.22||Equities|
|Montanaro European Income||2.21||Equities|
|Man GLG Strategic Bond||2.14||Fixed Income|
|Ashmore SICAV Emerging Markets Short Duration GBP||2.06||Fixed Income|
|Global X Silver Miners ETF||1.91||Gold & Silver|
|Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund Ltd||1.66||Fixed Income|
|TwentyFour Select Monthly Income Fund Ltd||1.52||Fixed Income|
|Renewables Infrastructure Group Ltd||1.23||Alternatives|
|Foresight Solar Fund Ltd||1.23||Alternatives|
|Doric Nimrod Air Two Ltd||1.19||Alternatives|
|Target Healthcare REIT Ltd||1.08||Property|
|AEW UK REIT PLC||0.99||Property|
|Aberdeen Standard Equity Income Trust PLC||0.81||Equities|
|TR Property Investment Trust PLC||0.54||Property|
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. You may not get back the amount originally invested. Income payments are not guaranteed.
^Income will be smoothed to pay a roughly level amount over 11 months, with a final adjustment payment in the 12th month, which may be more or less than the regular payment. Please note that income payments may take a few months to regulate following fund launch.
†Long term is 5+ years. The aim is to have lower volatility than global equities over a rolling 5-year period.
**FE Analytics 05/06/2017-31/05/2020 VT Chelsea Managed Cautious Growth vs IA Mixed Investment
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.