Affluence Investment Fund Report January 2019

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Affluence Investment Fund Report January 2019

To view the Affluence Investment Fund Report January 2019 in pdf format, click here.

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 1.4% in January 2019. The ASX200 increased 3.9%. The global markets roared back in January, seemingly forgetting about the last quarter falls.
Since commencing in December 2014, the Fund has returned 7.5% per annum through what has been a relatively difficult investment period. This has included 6.6% per annum monthly distributions to investors and a 0.9% per annum increase in the unit price of the Fund. Over that same period, the Fund has outperformed both our benchmark of 6.9% per annum (inflation plus 5%) and the ASX 200 (including dividends) of 6.9% per annum.
Positive contributors in January were the Dalton Street Capital Absolute Return Fund (up 10.2%), the Affluence LIC Fund (up 2.1%) and Packer and Co Investigator Trust (up 6.8%). The biggest detractors were the India Avenue Equity Fund and Bronte Capital Amalthea Fund.
At the end of January, for the first time in quite a while we made a substantial additional investment into the Affluence LIC Fund. We also made a new investment in Unibale-Rodamco-Westfield CDIs (ASX:URW). You can find out more about these investments in the report.

At month end, 66% of the portfolio was invested in unlisted funds, 15% in the Affluence LIC Fund, 9% in listed investments and 10% 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 25 February 2019. Units issued effective 1 March 2019.

Learn more

Invest with us and get access to a diverse range of Australia’s best fund managers, including over 25 unlisted funds as well as more than 20 LIC’s. Visit the fund page to find out more. There, you can get information on the Fund, apply online or download the application pack. If you’d like to add to your existing investment in the Fund, you can either complete the one-page form available on our website or use the online facility.

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See the Affluence Investment Fund Portfolio here (you must be an Affluence Member to view)

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