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.
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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.
|Fund name||% in fund||Asset class|
|Fidelity Index US||5.62||Equities|
|Fidelity Global Special Situations||4.14||Equities|
|T Rowe Price OEIC Global Focused Growth Equity||4.01||Equities|
|Man GLG UK Absolute Value||3.79||Absolute Return|
|Greencoat UK Wind PLC||3.64||Alternatives|
|Chrysalis Investments Ltd||3.53||Equities|
|Polar Capital Technology Trust PLC||3.32||Equities|
|Invesco Physical Markets PLC||3.31||Gold|
|Target Healthcare REIT Ltd||3.11||Property|
|iShares $ TIPS UCITS ETF GBP Hgd Inc||3.10||Fixed Income|
|Bluefield Solar Income Fund Ltd||3.10||Alternatives|
|Doric Nimrod Air Two Ltd||2.80||Alternatives|
|Supermarket Income REIT PLC||2.60||Property|
|Invesco US Treas Bd 7-10 Year UCITS ETF Dist||2.55||Fixed Income|
|JOHCM UK Dynamic||2.45||Equities|
|Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC||2.45||Equities|
|RWC Global Emerging Markets||2.38||Equities|
|FTF MC European Unconstrained||2.20||Equities|
|Fidelity Asia Pacific Opportunities||2.18||Equities|
|Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd||2.12||Alternatives|
|iShares $ Treasury Bd 1-3yr UCITS ETF GBP Hgd Dist||1.90||Fixed Income|
|Round Hill Music Royalty Fund Limited||1.87||Alternatives|
|Smithson Investment Trust||1.77||Equities|
|Man GLG Sterling Corporate Bd Prof Inc D||1.76||Fixed Income|
|Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund Ltd||1.66||Fixed Income|
|Artemis Corporate Bond||1.60||Fixed Income|
|Janus Henderson Strategic Bond||1.54||Fixed Income|
|TR Property Investment Trust PLC||1.52||Property|
|iShares UK Gilts 0-5yr UCITS ETF GBP (Dist)||1.49||Fixed Income|
|TB Guinness Global Eq Inc Y Acc||1.48||Equities|
|MI Chelverton UK Equity Growth||1.48||Equities|
|Man GLG High Yield Opportunities||1.19||Fixed Income|
|European Opportunities Trust PLC||1.19||Equities|
|Life Science REIT plc||1.07||Property|
|Polar Capital Global Insurance||0.89||Equities|
|Jupiter European Smaller Companies||0.87||Equities|
|Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust PLC||0.82||Equities|
|Invesco UK Gilts UCITS ETF Dist||0.76||Fixed Income|
|Doric Nimrod Air Three Ltd||0.59||Alternatives|
|Schiehallion Fund Ltd C Shares||0.47||Equities|
|iShares $ Treasury Bond 20+yr UCITS ETF GBP H D||0.42||Fixed Income|
|Schiehallion Fund Ltd||0.17||Equities|
Information correct as at 31/08/2023. 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 05/06/2017-31/08/2023 VT Chelsea Managed Balanced Growth vs IA Mixed Investment. Investment 40-85% Shares 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.