the ifsl equilibrium portfolio funds & Factsheets

Strategic asset allocation

IFSL have established three funds corresponding to our three model portfolios which Equilibrium clients can invest in.

The charts below show the long term strategic allocations to which each fund is managed. This is the allocation we would target should all asset classes be (in our opinion) fair value. In reality we adapt the asset allocation of each fund to market conditions and therefore the amounts held in each asset class can vary. Please refer to the fund factsheets for the up to date positioning.

IFSL Equilibrium Cautious Portfolio

The fund will typically have less than half the portfolio in equities and related instruments but this can vary depending on the manager’s outlook at the time. 

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IFSL Equilibrium Balanced Portfolio

The fund will typically have around half the portfolio in equities and related instruments but this can vary depending on the manager’s outlook at the time.

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IFSL Equilibrium Adventurous Portfolio

The fund will typically have more than half the portfolio in equities and related instruments but this can vary depending on the manager’s outlook at the time.  

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The Benefits

Some of the benefits of investing in a ‘fund of funds’ are listed below:

  • Improved market timing
  • Access to discounts on the funds we use
  • Identical performance for every client in the same fund
  • Tax efficiency improvements
  • Fund charges are collected from within the fund
  • Access to more specialist investment options
  • Reduced out of market period on fund switches
  • Improved risk control when placing trades
  • Simpler reporting
  • Oversight of our investment process
  • More efficient management of contributions and withdrawals

To read more about the reasons why we have chosen to manage portfolios in this way click here.

The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested. Whilst equity investments carry potential for attractive returns over the longer term, the volatility of these returns can also be relatively high