Foxtrot portfolio (Long-term growth, higher risk) (JD6U)

Foxtrot portfolio (Long-term growth, higher risk)

What is it

  • Created by Money Observer associate editor Andrew Pitts, the model portfolio range consists of 12 portfolios catering for medium and higher risk profiles, income or growth aims and different time horizons
  • The portfolios are reviewed quarterly and you can read the reviews in the Money Observer magazine or website

Who is this portfolio for

  • Investors looking to grow their capital over fifteen years or more, who have other secure savings, and can afford to lose a significant portion of this capital under a worst case scenario
  • Could be considered by investors wishing to accumulate a nest egg for grandchildren over the long term via a JISA or other savings
  • Investors in their forties or younger with existing pension provision who want to make extra long term savings in an ISA

Please be aware of the risks involved. ii does not provide investment advice. You should choose investments to suit your personal circumstances and attitude to risk. If you are at all unsure you should seek advice.

Portfolio holdings

HoldingWhat it does
Scottish Oriental Smaller CompaniesFocuses on domestic consumption through small companies in Asia
RIT Capital PartnersHas a widely diversified, international portfolio across a range of asset classes, both quoted and unquoted.
Scottish Mortgage TrustManagers look for inspirationally managed companies with strong competitive advantages and radical growth opportunities.
Old Mutual UK Mid CapTakes a flexible approach through the economic cycle
Marlborough UK Micro Cap GrowthInvests in companies of less than £250m, providing exposure to the UK’s smallest companies with growth potential
Pantheon InternationalA fund of private equity funds which provides exposure to private companies globally
Old Mutual Global EquityHighly diversified global fund that adopts a pragmatic and multi themed approach

Why these funds were selected

Over the long term, small and medium sized companies have traditionally outperformed larger ones. Therefore the UK exposure of this portfolio is focused on these areas.

It consists of the Old Mutual UK Mid Cap fund, which replaced the HSBC FTSE 250 Index fund in July 2017. There are two reasons for the switch; one is that long term performance of the Old Mutual fund is far superior to the HSBC FTSE 250 tracker fund (5 years: 184% vs 105%); and that an index-tracker cannot respond to the challenges that Brexit will bring to UK mid-caps, whereas an active manager can.

Marlborough UK Micro Cap Growth provides targeted exposure to the UK's smallest companies, where active management is advisable to help avoid companies that may fail.

Old Mutual Global Equity and RIT Capital Partners provide broad exposure to international markets. The former has a highly diversified portfolio with no style bias, and invests where the managers see prices rising. Investment trust RIT Capital Partners has a widely diversified, international portfolio across a range of asset classes and targets capital preservation.

The other three holdings are all investment trusts focused on more specialist areas which we believe have long term potential. Pantheon International invests globally in unlisted companies in various industries through other private equity funds.

Scottish Mortgage has had an excellent run of performance but we believe that its increasing investment in unquoted companies, its exposure to emerging markets and emphasis on disruptive technologies will stand it in good stead.

In July 2017, we decided that the time is right for this long-term portfolio to have direct exposure to the Asia Pacific region, through Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies investment trust.

How to buy it

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