In November 2017 the Affluence Investment Fund celebrated its 3-year anniversary. This also meant the Fund was eligible for a Morningstar “star” Rating. In December 2017, the Fund received its first Morningstar Rating, and achieved the highest result possible, with an overall 5 Star Morningstar Rating.
Here is how Morningstar explain their star rating system works:
“Morningstar rates funds from one to five stars based on how well they’ve performed (after adjusting for risk) in comparison to similar funds. Within each Morningstar Category, the top 10% of funds receive five stars, the next 22.5% four stars, the middle 35% three stars, the next 22.5% two stars, and the bottom 10% receive one star.
Funds are rated for up to three time periods—three-, five-, and 10 years—and these ratings are combined to produce an overall rating. Funds with less than three years of history are not rated. Ratings are objective, based entirely on a mathematical evaluation of past performance. They’re a useful tool for identifying funds worthy of further research but shouldn’t be considered buy or sell recommendations.”
So the Morningstar rating takes into account returns. But also penalises negative performance and rewards consistency of returns.
Affluence Investment Fund Ranking
The following table shows how the Affluence Investment Fund ranked in different time periods compared to the other funds in its category as at 31 December 2017:
We take a long-term view with the funds that we include in the Affluence Investment Fund portfolio. Potential investors considering investing with us in the Affluence Investment Fund should focus on the longer-term results as well.
You can access the most up to date information on the Affluence Investment Fund directly from the Morningstar site by going here.
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