Bravo portfolio (medium-term growth, medium risk) (JD6Z)

Bravo portfolio (medium-term growth, medium 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 at least ten to fifteen years, who are prepared to take some risk and can afford to lose some of their capital under a worst case scenario
  • It may suit investors with young children seeking to build up capital for their further education or to help them with a deposit for their first home through an ISA
  • Investors in their late forties or early fifties who want to build up extra capital in an ISA may also wish to consider this option

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
Ardevora Global EquityInvests in undervalued companies globally, but is also able to 'short' shares the managers believe will go down in value
Mercentile Inv TrustFocuses on small and medium-sized companies
Fundsmith EquityProvides exposure to large global companies with strong brands
HSBC FTSE All Share IndexTracks the performance of the FTSE All Share Index
Capital Gearing TrustAims to produce an absolute return by investing in a range of assets.
WitanHighly diversified global investment trust which uses the specialist skills of a range of external managers

Why these funds were selected

To provide this portfolio with a good foundation of UK holdings, we have selected Mercantile Investment Trust and the HSBC FTSE All Share Index fund. Mercantile invests in smaller and medium-sized UK companies and has a solid long-term performance record.

The HSBC FTSE All Share Index fund provides investors with broad exposure mainly to larger UK-listed companies although smaller companies are also represented in this index-tracking fund.

To spread risk further and extend the scope for potential gains, two internationally invested funds, Ardevora Global Equity and Fundsmith Equity are included, along with Witan Investment Trust. Each is managed in a different style so they should give investors the opportunity to benefit from different investment approaches.

The cautious approach adopted by Capital Gearing should help to limit volatility in this model portfolio. This investment trust targets capital preservation and invests in a variety of asset classes to generate positive returns.

How to buy it

  • These portfolios are available to buy* for £10 per portfolio, saving you up to £60 on commission charges (quarterly account fees apply)
  • You can only buy Money Observer's Model Portfolios through Interactive Investor
  • Once you have opened and funded your ii account simply buy the portfolio of your choice for your trading account, ISA, SIPP or JISA with us
  • Your invesment will be allocated to each underlying fund in the same proportion as its weighting within the model portfolio (to the nearest 1%) as at the last quarterly review. The £10 purchase fee will be deducted from the amount invested in the first named holding
  • Rather than be displayed as a single model portfolio investment, each underlying fund holding will be shown separately in your account
  • To find out why you should invest with ii, visit our share and fund account page

*Each line of stock must be sold individually