Managed Funds

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Stewardship Ethical

The Stewardship Fund is an international equity fund which aims to achieve growth through investing only in companies which meet certain ethical criteria. As an equity fund this fund has a potentially high return but also a very high risk profile given the risks inherent in inverting in equities. The fund can be volatile over short to medium term periods.

Market Commentary Management Charge Geographical Split as at 31/12/2019 Sectoral Split as at 31/12/2019 Launch Date 13/01/1997 Fund Manager BMO Global Asset Management Risk Rating Fund Type Global Equity Diversification Stocks & Holdings 50 Regions Covered Fund Size €60.8m Latest Bid Price €6.0886 Price Date 12/06/2020 The Stewardship Fund is an international equity fund which aims to achieve growth through investing only in companies which meet certain ethical criteria. As an equity fund this fund has a potentially high return but also a very high risk profile given the risks inherent in inverting in equities. The fund can be volatile over short to medium term periods. Market overview Global equities made gains over the quarter, with risk appetite boosted by progress in US-China trade talks. As part of a “phase one” trade deal, scheduled to be signed in January, the US agreed to rollback some tariffs on Chinese goods, while China agreed to desist from competitive currency devaluations as well as pledging other measures such as offering better protection for US intellectual property. US economic data was generally positive, with service sector activity recovering as the period progressed. The eurozone economy appeared more fragile in comparison, with further contraction in German manufacturing. The UK looks set to leave the EU in January after the Conservative party won the December general election by a sizeable margin. Portfolio activity The fund added to its holding in Asia focused insurer Prudential following the spin-off of its asset management business, M&G. The fund took advantage of price weakness to further build positions in medical technology business Becton Dickinson and information services company Wolters Kluwer. The fund trimmed its holding in US payments business Mastercard as recent share price strength put the stock at a significant premium to its 10-year average. Similarly, the fund trimmed technology giant Apple following the near doubling of its share price since the beginning of 2019. Performance The fund outperformed the benchmark over the quarter, driven by positive stock selection. US managed healthcare company Humana was the top-performing holding over the quarter, boosted by good financial results and upbeat guidance along with diminishing fears on US healthcare reform. Apple was propelled higher by expectations for a strong holiday sales season. Taiwanese semiconductor maker TSMC rallied on hopes for higher 5G technology related sales in 2020 given its strength in 5G chips and equipment. On the downside, lower guidance hit the share price of water equipment provider Xylem. The overweight in e-commerce company eBay detracted as shares slid in the wake of eBay’s sale of ticket exchange and resale business StubHub to rival Viagogo. Elsewhere, industrial equipment manufacturer Roper Technologies underperformed after weaker fourth-quarter guidance. In terms of sector allocation, over-weights to information technology and healthcare contributed positively while the zero weighting in pharmaceuticals detracted. (31st December 2019)

Goodbody Dividend Income 4 Fund

The fund is an actively managed multi-asset fund that invests in a diversified portfolio of assets including equities, bonds and cash. The equity element of the fund invests in a concentrated portfolio of, typically, 35-45 global dividend paying stocks. Exposure to equities will typically range from 55% to 85% of the total fund (with a base of 70%). Other assets are invested in for their return potential and to reduce exposure to just one asset class. These include cash, government bonds, corporate bonds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). The fund also invests in financial derivatives to reduce the volatility of the fund. The value of assets held will fall and rise over time. It is important to understand that this rise or fall in the value will have an impact on the value of the overall portfolio. The fund will invest in both euro and non-euro assets. Investing in non-euro assets brings the additional risk that changes in currency exchange rates can impact negatively on the value of the fund.

Fund Facts

  • Recommended Investment Time Frame: Medium to long-term (at least 7 years)
  • Asset Mix: Global dividend paying Equities, Government Bonds, Corporate Bonds, Cash, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Investment Manager of the Underlying Fund: Goodbody Asset Management
  • Key Fund Risks: Market risk and currency risk
  • New Ireland Risk Rating: Medium Risk

Monthly Flyer

https://www.goodbody.ie/assets/Goodbody_NewIre_GDI_4_Monthly_Flyer_May20_ART.pdf

Zurich Prisma 4 Fund:

The Prisma 4 Fund is an actively managed fund which aims to achieve growth through capital gains and income from investing across a diversified range of global asset classes – equities, bonds, property, commodities, cash and alternative assets. The strategic and tactical asset allocation strategies employed by the fund managers aim to generate long-term capital growth while targeting a volatility range of 5% – 10% over a rolling 5 year period. This fund invests some of its assets outside the eurozone so a currency risk arises for a euro investor. As the fund is managed from the point of view of a euro investor any currency hedging that may be conducted will be into euros. This fund is managed by Zurich Life.

Key Features:

  • Diversified range of asset classes including equities, bonds, property, cash and alternative assets.
  • Its aim is to generate long-term capital growth.
  • A target volatility of 5-10% over a rolling five year period.

Brochure

https://www.zurichlife.ie/DocArchive/servlet/DocArchServlet?docId=DOC_12629&docTag=&_ga=2.113880263.1583536157.1590481175-2000273481.1590481175

Zurich Prisma 5 Fund:

The Prisma 5 Fund is an actively managed fund which aims to achieve growth through capital gains and income from investing across a diversified range of global asset classes – equities, bonds, property, commodities, cash and alternative assets. The strategic and tactical asset allocation strategies employed by the fund managers aim to generate long-term capital growth while targeting a volatility range of 10% – 15% over a rolling 5 year period. This fund invests some of its assets outside the eurozone so a currency risk arises for a euro investor. As the fund is managed from the point of view of a euro investor any currency hedging that may be conducted will be into euros. This fund is managed by Zurich Life.

Key Features:

  • Diversified range of asset classes including equities, bonds, property, cash and alternative assets.
  • Its aim is to generate long-term capital growth.
  • A target volatility of 10-15% over a rolling five year period.

Brochure

https://www.zurichlife.ie/DocArchive/servlet/DocArchServlet?docId=DOC_12629&docTag=&_ga=2.113880263.1583536157.1590481175-2000273481.1590481175

New Ireland Sentinel Fund

The Sentinel Fund is a diversified fund with a difference. It has the potential to deliver the performance of a well-diversified portfolio of global assets and also provides 85% protection of the highest fund value (before fees and charges are deducted). This fund is available on single premium products only.

Key Features:

  • Fund Value Protection: Protection of 85% of the fund’s highest value (before fees and charges are deducted).
  • Diversification: The returns are delivered through exposure to a highly diversified range of asset classes such as shares, bonds, property and alternatives and across a wide range of industries, geographies and markets.
  • Risk Management: The fund uses a risk management process to adjust exposure to assets depending on how risky markets are. This is done by targeting a volatility level for the fund. Volatility is the rate at which prices move up and down on a daily basis. Higher volatility is associated with higher risk. Risk is managed by increasing exposure to higher risk assets when volatility is low and reducing exposure when volatility is high relative to the target volatility level for this fund.

Brochure

https://www.newireland.ie/view-document/303877-303877_Sentinel_Fund_brochure_V2.09.19.pdf

New Ireland Technology Indexed Fund

This fund provides exposure to the returns of equities quoted on the NASDAQ 100. The fund aims track as closely as possible, the performance of the NASDAQ 100 Total Return Index

Key Features:

  • Provides exposure to equities of the 100 largest firms contained in the Nasdaq Composite Index.
  • It aims is to generate long-term capital growth
  • Managed by State Street Global Advisors, one of the world’s largest investment managers

Brochure

https://fundcentre.newireland.ie/#factsheet/f-522-null/

Reasons for investment for all ‘funds’:

You wish to get exposure to a well-diversified managed fund comprising of various asset classes

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