Conservative investment trust portfolio

Each year Money Observer introduces its investment trust tips for the year ahead. Our selections are grouped into ‘conservative’ and ‘adventurous’ selections. Full details of the 2015/16 selections are in the August 2015 'Trust' supplement.

adventurous-and-conservative-investment-trust-tipsWe monitor performance every three months, and suggest potential changes, to each of the portfolios. The conservative selections below are picked from eight of the most popular investment trust sectors, plus a specialist selection.

These conservative choices are designed for investors who want some market exposure (which is predominantly equities-based), but prefer a relatively cautious stance.

They may have a value orientation, hold a mix of assets, or prefer the higher dividend yields associated with less adventurous choices.

At the start date of the portfolio on 1 August 2014 we invested a notional £1,000 in each choice at the mid price. Any subsequent switches are made using the valuation for the trust that is replaced.

Trading charges have not been factored into the performance of this portfolio.

You can view the most recent conservative investment trust portfolio review here.

TODAY: Friday 28 April 2017 TIME: 06:56

Investment Return Profit / Loss %
Holdings 9,000.00 11,736.86 +2,736.86 +30.41
Above figures in UK pound sterling.
Name Shares / Units Cost Current Value Profit / Loss
NB Private Eqty Ptnrs (NBPE) 152 $10.85 $2,003.36 +354.16 (+21.47%)
BlackRock Throgmorton Trust (THRG) 299 £3.62 £1,201.98 +119.60 (+11.05%)
Capital Gearing (CGT) 32 £34.90 £1,235.84 +119.04 (+10.66%)
European Assets Trust NV (EAT) 108 £10.705 £1,287.36 +131.22 (+11.35%)
JPMorgan Japanese IT (JFJ) 354 £2.906 £1,193.87 +165.14 (+16.05%)
Pacific Assets Tst (PAC) 576 £1.71 £1,428.48 +443.52 (+45.03%)
RIT Capital Partners (RCP) 75 £13.18 £1,386.00 +397.50 (+40.21%)
Troy Income & Growth Trust (TIGT) 1,645 £0.73 £1,291.33 +90.48 (+7.53%)
Utilico Emerging Markets (UEM) 532 £1.853 £1,159.76 +173.96 (+17.65%)

Current value calculated using data at least 15 minutes delayed. Source: Interactive Investor.


Can this Asset list be bought as a Whole in

As stated above.

Buying the portfolio

Neither this portfolio nor the adventurous investment trust portfolio can currently be bought as a single entity on our sister website.
Only the 12 Money Observer Model Portfolios can be bought as single entities. Currently the dealing charge is £10 to purchase a portfolio (plus stamp duty where this is levied), rather than the standard charge of £10 per holding.

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