Purposeful portfolios: Capital Conserver

Money Observer’s new series of four ‘purposeful portfolios’ are designed to address readers’ specific financial needs, with two growth-oriented portfolios and two targeting income requirements. These notional £100,000 portfolios are run by financial experts and were launched on 1 April 2017; we run updates from the manager in the magazine every four months.

The Capital Conserver portfolio, run by Rob Morgan of Charles Stanley, is designed for cautious investors who want steady capital growth with minimum volatility or risk to their capital. It is updated in Money Observer each May, September and January.

You can read the latest Capital Conserver update here

Fund Sector Purchase price (p) Quantity bought Purchase date Value at inception (£) Current value (£) Change since last update (%) Change since inception (%) Yield (%)
International Public Partnerships IT IT Infrastructure 156 3,205 31/03/2017 4,999.80 5,389.78 -2.8 7.8 4.5
Artemis Global Income Global Equity Income 131 3,821 31/03/2017 5,005.51 4,870.36 -2.7 -2.7 3.6
Aviva Investors Strategic Bond £ Strategic Bond 74 13,563 31/03/2017 10,036.62 10,056.69 2.9 0.2 3.2
F&C Commercial Property IT Property - Direct UK 145 3,455 31/03/2017 5,009.75 4,538.15 -9.5 -9.4 5.0
Gold Bullion Securities N/A ETP 9,445 53 31/03/2017 5,005.85 4,935.77 3.6 -1.4 0.0
Janus Henderson Strategic Bond £ Strategic Bond 137 7,299 31/03/2017 9,999.63 10,669.61 5.2 6.7 2.9
Perpetual Income & Growth IT Uk Equity Income 376 2,661 31/03/2017 10,005.36 9,234.95 -0.4 -7.7 4.4
Jupiter Absolute Return Targeted Absolute Return 56 17,899 31/03/2017 10,023.44 9,201.11 -1.6 -8.2 0.0
Jupiter Strategic Bond £ Strategic Bond 97 5,166 31/03/2017 5,011.02 5,211.46 4.9 4.0 2.9
M&G Global Dividend Global Equity Income 179 5,583 31/03/2017 9,993.57 10,952.95 1.3 9.6 1.8
Invesco Perpetual Asian* Asia ex-Japan 315 1,549 28/03/2018 4,879.35 4,952.54 4.1 1.5 1.2
Newton Real Return Targeted Absolute Return 113 8,846 31/03/2017 9,995.98 10,425.81 4.6 4.3 2.2
Standard Life Gbl Abs Ret Strategies** Targeted Absolute Return 58 8,635 31/03/2017 5,008.30 4,998.28 3.3 -0.2 1.3
Standard Life Equity Income Trust Uk Equity Income 413 1,209 31/03/2017 4,993.17 5,522.45 1.7 10.6 4.8
Cash           4,998.28      
Total         99,967.35 100,959.92 1.0 1.0  

Notes: Inception of the portfolio is 1 April 2017. Previously updated on 1 December 2018. *Invesco Perpetual Asian replaced M&G Recovery on 28 March 2018. **Standard Life Global Absolute Return Strategies sold on 28 March 2019. Source: Charles Stanley, as at 1 April 2019