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|
|Man GLG UK Income Professional||6.79||Equities|
|BlackRock Continental European Income||5.61||Equities|
|Schroder Asian Income Maximiser||5.50||Equities|
|Artemis Global Income||5.21||Equities|
|Fidelity Global Enhanced Income||5.04||Equities|
|M&G Global Dividend||4.57||Equities|
|Man GLG Sanlam Strategic Bond||4.37||Fixed Income|
|Jupiter Strategic Bond||4.16||Fixed Income|
|Target Healthcare REIT Ltd||4.10||Property|
|GAM Star Credit Opportunities||3.82||Fixed Income|
|Royal London Short Duration Global High Yield Bond||3.72||Fixed Income|
|Foresight Solar Fund Ltd||3.62||Alternatives|
|GCP Infrastructure Investments Ltd||3.40||Fixed Income|
|Ashmore SICAV Emerging Markets Short Duration GBP||3.27||Fixed Income|
|TB Evenlode Global Income||3.01||Equities|
|John Laing Environmental Assets Group Ltd||2.88||Alternatives|
|Nomura Funds Ireland-Global Dynamic Bond||2.87||Fixed Income|
|GCP Student Living PLC||2.83||Property|
|Premier Global Infrastructure Income||2.78||Property|
|TwentyFour Select Monthly Income Fund Ltd||2.78||Fixed Income|
|M&G Emerging Markets Bond||2.76||Fixed Income|
|Impact Healthcare REIT PLC||2.64||Property|
|Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund Ltd||2.33||Fixed Income|
|Montanaro UK Income||1.83||Equities|
|Global X Silver Miners ETF||1.80||Gold & Silver|
|Greencoat UK Wind PLC||1.57||Alternatives|
Information correct as at 28 February 2019. Please note percentages may not add up to 100% exactly due to round 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.
*Source of all performance data: FE Analytics on a bid-to-bid basis total return to 30/11/2018, benchmark is the IA Mixed Investment 20-60% Shares
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.