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NorthStar Adventurous Growth Portfolio

Investment Objective

The NorthStar Adventurous Growth Portfolio is suitable for investors who are seeking very strong long-term capital growth and are prepared to accept significant short-term fluctuations in order to achieve this aim. The portfolio is constructed using predominantly globally-diversified equities and alternative assets. Equity content will usually be around 100% meaning the portfolio has very high growth potential but also some significant downside risk, in excess of other portfolios in the NorthStar range.

Due to the nature of underlying holdings, investment in this portfolio should be seen as a long-term strategy. Risk aspects include inflation risk, capital risk, shortfall risk, and exchange rate risk. The portfolio targets capital growth in excess of 7-8% per annum over a rolling 5-year period and is benchmarked against the IA Flexible Investment sector average. Values may fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

Key Information

Portfolio Type:Capital growth

Inception Date:01.01.15

Current Holdings:22

FE Risk Score:95

Current Yield:2.33%

Targeted Average Annual Return¹:7-8%

Passive/Active Split:67/33 

Indicative Risk Level:10/10

Benchmark¹:IA Flexible Investment


Asset Allocation

The current asset allocation of the NorthStar Adventurous Growth Portfolio is:

    Portfolio Charges

    At NorthStar, we’re committed to providing clear and simple charges for our investment portfolios. We believe in total transparency so you’ll always know what you will pay.

    The charges for the NorthStar Adventurous Growth Portfolio are:

    Weighted Annual Fund Charge:0.42%

    Annual Platform Charge²:0.40%

    Annual NorthStar Charge:0.80%



    Total Annual Charge:1.62%

    Constituent Funds

    UK Equity 27%

    HSBC FTSE 250 Index 7%
    Vanguard UK Equity Income Index 6%
    AXA Framlington UK Smaller Companies 4%
    HSBC FTSE 100 Index 4%
    Marlborough UK Micro Cap Growth 4%
    Vanguard UK All-Share Index 2%

    Europe Equity 9%

    Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe ex-UK Equity Index 5%
    Baring Europe Select 4%

    North America Equity 11%

    Threadneedle American Smaller Companies 8%
    Fidelity US Index 3%

    Japan Equity 5%

    Vanguard Japan Stock Index 5%

    Asia (ex. Japan) Equity 10%

    Vanguard Pacific ex-Japan Stock Index 10%

    Emerging Market Equity 15%

    Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index 10%
    Schroder Small Cap Discovery 5%

    Property 1%

    iShares Global Property Securities Equity Index 1%

    Specialist & Global Equity 21%

    Vanguard Global Small-Cap Index 6%
    Artemis Global Income 3%
    AXA Framlington Global Technology 3%
    First State Global Listed Infrastructure 3%
    Legal & General Global Health & Pharmaceutical Index 3%
    Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities 3%

    Alternative Strategies 1%

    Threadneedle Dynamic Real Return 1%

    Portfolio Performance

    Portfolio performance to August 2019:

    Portfolio Documents

    NorthStar Adventurous Growth Portfolio Factsheet

    Last Updated: August 2019
    Format: PDF
    Pages: 2

    NorthStar Adventurous Growth Portfolio Key Information Document Pack

    Last Updated: August 2019
    Format: PDF
    Pages: 45 
    The NorthStar Adventurous Growth Portfolio Factsheet provides full information on the NorthStar Adventurous Growth Portfolio as well as up-to-date portfolio commentary.
    The NorthStar Adventurous Growth Portfolio Key Investor Information Document (KIID) Pack provides full information and regulatory details of all funds held within the NorthStar Adventurous Growth Portfolio.

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    1. Over a rolling 5-year period. Targeted average annual return is based on the average long-term returns of applicable asset classes and is in no way guaranteed.
    2. Typical annual platform charges will not exceed 0.4%. This will depend on the platform used and amount invested.
    FE Risk Score is a measure of volatility relative to the FTSE 100 index, which always has a score of 100. Investments more volatile than the FTSE 100 have a score above 100 and vice versa giving a reliable indication of relative risk. Cash has a risk score of zero. Performance data shown are on a bid-to-bid basis, with income reinvested and do not take into account platform or advisory charges. Figures may include performance data for discounted ‘super clean’ funds where these are available. Such funds may not be available on all platforms. All performance data are rounded to the nearest 0.1% so small rounding errors may occur. Data correct as at 01.08.19. Source: FE. The value of investments and the income from them can fluctuate and investors may not get back the full amount invested. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. The tax treatment of investments depends on individual circumstances and is subject to changes in tax legislation. Figures are provided for illustrative purposes only and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Information provided should not be relied upon in isolation when making investment decisions and does not constitute advice or an offer to purchase any investment or product. Please contact us for more information on our range of portfolios.

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