Affluence Investment Fund Report April 2019

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The Affluence Investment Fund provides access to a diversified investment portfolio of the best fund managers as selected by Affluence. We target distributions of 5% per annum, paid monthly and total annualised returns of at least inflation plus 5% over 3-year periods. We aim to deliver these returns with less volatility than the stock market.

Report summary

The Affluence Investment Fund increased by 1.5% in April 2019. Our benchmark increased 0.6% (inflation plus 5%) and the ASX200 increased 2.4% for the month.
Since commencing in December 2014, the Fund has returned 7.9% per annum. This has included 6.6% per annum monthly distributions to investors and a 1.3% per annum increase in the unit price of the Fund. Over that same period, the Fund has outperformed both our benchmark of 6.8% per annum (inflation plus 5%) and almost kept pace with the ASX 200 (including dividends) of 8.7% per annum.
During April the US equity indexes hit new all time highs, and in Australia the ASX 200 Index reached new post GFC levels.
For the Affluence Investment Fund, the overall contributors to the strong return were evenly split between property, Australian equities and global equities.
Some positive contributors were the APN Regional Property Fund (up 17.4% and we have now exited), the Packer & Co Investigator Trust (up 7.0%), and the QVG Opportunities Fund (up 5.6%).
The largest detractors included the Baker Steel Gold Fund, the Attunga Power & Enviro Fund, and the Karara Market Neutral Fund.

At month end, 67% of the portfolio was invested in unlisted funds, 16% in the Affluence LIC Fund, 10% in listed investments and 7% in cash.

If you’d like further details of the investment portfolio, including our top holdings and weightings, visit the Affluence Investment Fund page or Members Area on our website. To view the portfolio you must be registered as an Affluence Member. You can register to become an Affluence Member here.

The cut-off for this month’s applications is 24 May 2019. Units issued effective 1 June 2019.

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