Charlie portfolio (long-term growth, medium risk) (JD7A)

Charlie portfolio (long-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 fifteen years or more, 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 very young children seeking to build up capital via an ISA for their further education or to help them with a deposit for their first home
  • Investors in their forties or younger who want to build up a nest egg or extra capital for when they retire may 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 that the managers believe will go down in value
CF Miton UK Value OpportunitiesInvests in UK companies of all sizes which its managers believe are undervalued and likely to produce superior capital growth
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.
Stewart Investors Asia Pacific LeadersInvests in large and mid-sized companies in the region which the managers believe are well managed and resilient
WitanHighly diversified global investment trust which uses the specialist skills of a range of external managers
Lindsell Train UK EquityInvests in durable, cash-generating businesses and focuses on cash preservation

Why these funds were selected

Providing the portfolio with a solid base are three UK invested funds, with different approaches. Kames Ethical Cautious Managed invests in a mixture of UK bonds and equities. Although bonds do not offer the same long term growth prospects as equities, they help to offset volatility. HSBC FTSE All Share Index provides investors with broad exposure to UK companies of all sizes and, being a passive fund, this also avoids risk of choosing the wrong investment manager. They are complemented by the actively managed CF Miton UK Value Opportunities fund whose managers have shown a talent for finding undervalued companies which produce strong growth.

The portfolio's overseas exposure consists of two globally invested funds, Ardevora Global Equity and Witan. These provide both diversification and a spread of risk not just in terms of their geographical distribution but also due to their different investment approaches. And finally there is Stewart Investors Asia Pacific Leaders. Although it focuses on a region that has been going through a difficult time recently, we still believe in Asia's higher growth economies and stock markets and expect they will recover before too long.

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
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*Each line of stock must be sold individually