Affluence Investment Fund Report October 2018

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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%pa, 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 ASX200 index decreased by 6.1% in October, the ASX Small Ordinaries index was down 9.6% and the MSCI World Accumulation Index (AUD) was down 5.4%. There were relatively few places to hide, with the sell-off very widespread. The Affluence Investment Fund decreased by 3.1% in October with our benchmark increasing 0.6%.
As can be seen from the market indices, it was a reasonably substantial sell-off in October. Markets hit their lows late in the month, before retracing some of the losses in the last few days. While the Fund’s monthly performance was its worst since commencing, we managed to avoid a large proportion of the fall in stock markets in a very difficult environment. Negative months are never pleasing to report, but the Fund is well placed from here.
Since commencing in December 2014, the Fund has returned 8.2% per annum. This has included 6.7% per annum monthly distributions and a 1.5% per annum increase in the unit price. Over that same period, the Fund outperformed both our benchmark of 6.9% per annum (inflation plus 5%) and the ASX 200 (including dividends) of 7.0% per annum.

At month end, 66% of the portfolio was invested in unlisted funds, 13% in the Affluence LIC Fund, 9% in listed investments and 12% 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 23 November. Units issued effective 1 December.

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