The Income Fund gives our clients access to a diverse portfolio of fixed interest investments from around the globe. This fund combines our rigorous investment research with active portfolio management. As well as being an option to invest in this fund as part of a diversified investment strategy across our managed funds, this fund offers an alternative to bank deposits. Your money is invested throughout the world in a range of industries and sectors that are not available in Australasia, providing added diversification. Because this fund is designed to be a more conservative fund there are no investments in shares. You can also access your money at any time and there is a low minimum for investment.
Cash and fixed interest plays an important stabilising role in any investment portfolio. Think of it as something of a financial umbrella to offer your portfolio protection in difficult market conditions. This is because these types of investments are expected to offer more stable, though lower, returns over the long term.
Senior Portfolio Manager
Senior Investment Anaylst
Senior Investment Analyst
The portfolio had another strong month in July. Slowing economic activity around the world continues to drive up demand for safe-haven assets – many of which our portfolio holds. Despite interest rates across much of the world hitting new all-time lows this month, we suspect they have not yet reached the ultimate bottom for this economic cycle.
Slowing economic activity is now hurting company profits across a range of industries. Our long-held cautious outlook has helped to avoid many of these areas. However, this downturn is becoming more pronounced - making it difficult to find companies to lend to that are not being impacted.
The Fund holds a range of different investments, including corporate and Government bonds, as well as cash holdings. See below for more detail on these.
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