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
Safe-haven assets, such as fixed income, performed strongly this month. This as global growth concerns, fueled by rising trade-war anxieties, drove investors to demand the relative safety of bonds in greater quantities. Our decision to hold predominantly highly defensive assets, such as government-issued bonds, allowed the Fund to generate a strong 0.6% return for the month.
As is typical in these episodes of reduced risk appetite, equities markets led the corporate bond market lower over the month. This meant our lower rated investments acted as a mild drag on performance.
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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