The GBP Conservative Fund is a Great British Pound denominated fund employing an active asset allocation strategy and a passive investment management strategy invested 65% in income assets (international fixed interest), with 35% exposure to growth assets (international equities).

 

Investment Objectives

The fund seeks to track composite indices (before annual fund charge and tax), comprising 10% iBoxx MSCI ESG GBP Liquid Investment Grade Ultrashort, 55% Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Corporate Index, 5% FTSE EPRA/NAREIT UK Property Index and 30% MSCI world ESG Screened Net GBP.


Investment Managers

The table below sets out the target asset allocation and underlying investment managers for the Fund.

For more information you can access the Funds Statement of Investment Objectives and Policy (SIPO).

Asset Class

Investment Manager

Product Name Benchmark Asset Allocation 1

Cash and cash equivalents

BlackRock Asset Management Limited

iShares GBP Ultrashort Bond ESG ETF

10%

International fixed interest

BlackRock Asset Management Limited iShares ESG Screened Global Corporate Bond Index Fund (IE) 55%

Listed property

BlackRock Asset Management Limited iShares UK Property UCITS ETF 5%

International equities

BlackRock Asset Management Limited iShares Developed World ESG Screened Index Fund (IE) 30%
Total assets 100%

 

1 The Benchmark Asset Allocation, Maximum, Currency Hedging and Operating ranges are set out in the SIPO.

 

Fund Performance

Please find below the latest performance figures for the GBP Conservative Fund as at 30 November 2021.  The returns are after and fees and taxes:

 

PIR Tax Rate

Month

Quarter

6-months

12-months

Inception

28%

0.18%

-0.88%

0.94%

1.34%

3.62%

0%

0.28%

-0.61%

1.50%

2.45%

4.73%

* GBP Conservative Fund was established on 24 December 2018

* Returns for periods longer than one year are annualised

 

The chart below illustrates the performance of £100,000 invested in the GBP Conservative Fund from inception on 24 December 2018 to 30 November 2021. The chart shows cumulative investment performance after fees, and tax (at 28%):