VT Chelsea Managed Cautious Growth

Cautious fund at a glance

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.

Fund name % in fund Asset class
Man GLG UK Absolute Value 6.50 Absolute Return
Fundsmith Equity 6.28 Equities
Fidelity Global Dividend 5.54 Equities
Liontrust Special Situations 5.37 Equities
Jupiter UK Special Situations 4.33 Equities
Vontobel Fund TwentyFour Absolute Return Credit 3.58 Absolute Return
Merian Gold & Silver 3.39 Gold & Silver
Merian Chrysalis Investment Co Ltd 3.35 Equities
Greencoat UK Wind PLC 3.20 Alternatives
Merian UK Specialist Equity 3.12 Absolute Return
Impact Healthcare REIT PLC 3.05 Property
Nomura Funds Ireland-Global Dynamic Bond 2.95 Fixed Income
Supermarket Income REIT PLC 2.95 Property
Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Ltd 2.85 Property
Tritax EuroBox PLC 2.80 Property
GCP Asset Backed Income Fund Ltd 2.75 Fixed Income
Artemis Corporate Bond 2.74 Fixed Income
JOCHM Global Opportunities 2.65 Equities
Legg Mason IF Martin Currie European Unconstrained  2.64 Equities
PRS Reit PLC 2.62 Property
Fidelity Asia Pacific Opportunities 2.50 Equities
Allianz Strategic Bond 2.15 Fixed Income
Polar Capital Technology Trust PLC 2.15 Equities
Janus Henderson UK Absolute Return 2.10 Absolute Return
SVS Church House Tenax Absolute Return 2.05 Absolute Return
Round Hill Music Royalty Fund Limited 2.01 Alternatives
Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund Ltd 1.85 Fixed Income
Schiehallion Fund Ltd C Shares 1.54 Equities
Ninety One Global Special Situations 1.48 Equities
GCP Infrastructure Investments Ltd 1.43 Fixed Income
Target Healthcare REIT Ltd 1.36 Property
BioPharma Credit PLC 0.99 Fixed Income
Foresight Solar Fund Ltd 0.83 Alternatives
Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Ltd (SUB SHS) 0.01 Property
Cash 4.84 Cash

Information correct as at 31/05/2021. Please note percentages may not add up to 100% exactly due to rounding errors

Portfolio performance 


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 05/06/2017-31/05/2021 VT Chelsea Managed Cautious Growth vs IA Mixed Investment Investment 20-60% 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.