LWM Moderately Adventurous Growth

Aim of fund:

The portfolio looks to deliver above inflation return (capital growth) through a combination of fixed interest, equity and property investments, but with a higher weighting to equities.

Portfolio Review:

Quarterly Portfolio UpdateOctober 2018
Quarterly Market UpdateOctober 2018
Morningstar Quarter 3 2018 Portfolio OverviewOctober 2018
Quarterly Portfolio UpdateJuly 2018
Quarterly Market UpdateJuly 2018
Morningstar Quarter 2 2018 Portfolio OverviewJuly 2018
Quarterly Portfolio UpdateApril 2018
Quarterly Market UpdateApril 2018
Morningstar Quarter 1 2018 Portfolio OverviewApril 2018
Quarterly Portfolio UpdateJanuary 2018
Quarterly Market UpdateJanuary 2018
Morningstar Quarter 4 2017 Portfolio OverviewJanuary 2018

Risk and benchmark performance of fund:

The portfolio has a higher content of equity exposure compared to the defensive, cautious and balanced portfolios. Currently the portfolio holds approximately 14% in assets such as fixed interest and absolute return funds, with the balance in equity funds which can include property. We believe this is the best way to provide potential upside growth with a higher level of risk, however there is less protection against downside risk.

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The Portfolio was launched on the 1 January 2009 and the total return up to 30 September 2018 is 215.88% (12.53% p.a.) against a benchmark return of 128.22% (8.83% p.a.). A detailed breakdown of the performance is shown below.

Standardised Performance

1 Yr to 30/09/141 Yr to 30/09/151 Yr to 30/09/161 Yr to 30/09/171 Yr to 30/09/18
Moderately Adventurous7.21%-0.41%22.31%18.51%9.57%

12 Months Total Return (bid to bid) Source: Morningstar, net income reinvested.
Moderately Adventurous17.19%4.86%4.66%18.06%20.16%4.62%

Performance from 31 December 2008 to 30 September 2018. Source: Morningstar, on an bid to bid basis with net income reinvested.

You should note that past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns and the value of your investments can fall as well as rise. The total return reflects performance without sales charges or the effects of taxation, but is adjusted to reflect all on-going fund expenses and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. If adjusted for sales charges and the effects of taxation, the performance quoted would be reduced.

Split by funds:

Fund Name
Percentage Holding
Fixed Interest / Absolute Return14%
Standard Life Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund6%FactsheetKID
Threadneedle Dynamic Real Return Fund5%FactsheetKID
Threadneedle Emerging Market Bond Fund3%FactsheetKID
First State Global Property Securities Fund2%FactsheetKID
TR Property Investment Trust2%FactsheetDocuments
UK Equities
Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust4%FactsheetDocuments
AXA Framlington UK Smaller Companies Fund4%FactsheetKID
Standard Life UK Equity Income Unconstrained Fund4%FactsheetKID
US Equities
AXA Framlington American Growth Fund3%FactsheetKID
Artemis US Smaller Companies Fund5%FactsheetKID
L&G US Index Fund5%FactsheetKID
European Equities
Janus Henderson European Smaller Companies Fund3%FactsheetKID
Schroder European Alpha Income Fund3%FactsheetKID
Artemis European Opportunities Fund3%FactsheetKID
BlackRock Emerging Europe plc3%
Japanese Equities
Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund2.5%FactsheetKID
JPMorgan Japanese Investment Trust2.5%FactsheetDocuments
Far East (ex Japan) Equities
Alquity Asia Fund3%FactsheetKID
Hermes Asia Ex Japan Equity Fund3%FactsheetKID
Emerging Markets Equities
BlackRock Frontiers Investment Trust Plc3%FactsheetDocuments
Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust3%FactsheetDocuments
Hermes Global Emerging Markets Fund4%
Global Equities
Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC5%FactsheetDocuments
Schroder ISF Global Recovery Fund6%FactsheetKID
Standard Life Global Smaller Companies Fund6%FactsheetKID
Specialist Equities
Baring Global Agriculture Fund3%
AXA Framlington BioTech Fund4%FactsheetKID

Important notes



The performance for the portfolio is based on the previous holdings for the portfolio. Data for performance is sourced from Morningstar. These figures are provided to give an indication of the performance of the portfolio. The Adventurous Portfolio has now been split into the Moderately Adventurous Portfolio and Adventurous Portfolio. The performance figures take into account all fund / asset charges but do not reflect any additional charges, for example the cost of the investment plan and fees paid to LWM. These expenses may reduce the actual figures shown.

As an example of how this will impact on the performance, assuming the total gross cost of the portfolio is 0.67% p.a. (this is reflected in the performance figures shown), then after rebates and reflecting any fees payable to LWM Consultants the actual cost of this portfolio could be 2.07% p.a. (for a fund of £100,000 this would be £2,070 p.a.) This means that the drag on performance is around 1.40% p.a. (for a fund of £100,000 this would be £1,400 p.a.) So in 2017 the return was 20.16%, the net return after rebates and fees would have been 18.76%. This is an indication of costs as the assets and costs will move. The cost of accessing the funds may be higher via other routes and will include additional fees, the estimate is based on the highest charge via a SIPP and for other investments the charge will be lower. Charges may also reduce depending on the size of the assets held.

You should note that past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns and the value of your investments can fall as well as rise. LWM only invests in UK based investments although some funds / assets may have overseas holdings, the performance of funds / assets where some holdings are denominated in foreign currencies will also be subject to variations in currency rates.


These factsheets are provided by third parties for information. LWM is not responsible for these factsheets, has not reviewed them, and accepts no liability in connection with your use of them or any of their content. These factsheets display the fund manager’s standard retail charges and please note that product charges and fees may replace the charges displayed.