NorthStar Ethical Defensive Growth Portfolio
The NorthStar Ethical Defensive Growth Portfolio is suitable for investors who are seeking to invest ‘ethically’ and require a high level of capital security, protecting their investment from the majority of short-term market fluctuation. The portfolio is constructed using a broad range of assets which may include equities, fixed income, property, infrastructure, alternative investments and cash. The diversification and low-risk construction of this portfolio will insulate investors from a significant amount of short-term market volatility and provide a high degree of capital protection. Investments are predominantly held in assets that seek to promote environmental, ethical, sustainable and socially responsible causes and exclude companies that promote or produce tobacco, fossil fuels, arms, gambling, animal testing and similar activities. Equity exposure will typically be around 40%, meaning long-term returns may be lower than some portfolios in the NorthStar range to achieve the required level of capital security.
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 key objective of the portfolio is to adhere to high ethical, sustainable and socially responsible standards at all times. These considerations will always take precedence over portfolio returns. The portfolio targets capital growth in excess of 3-4% per annum over a rolling 5-year period and is benchmarked against the IA Mixed Investment 0-35% Shares sector average. Values may fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the amount originally invested.
The NorthStar Ethical Defensive Growth Portfolio is a lower-risk investment strategy that is likely to exhibit relatively low volatility and downside risk to achieve the required level of capital growth.
FE Risk Score: 41 Indicative Risk Level: 2/10 Volatility: 7.4%
FE Risk Score: 41
Indicative Risk Level: 2/10
Portfolio Asset Allocation
The current asset allocation of the NorthStar Ethical Defensive Growth Portfolio:
A summary of key information about the NorthStar Ethical Defensive Growth Portfolio:
| Inception Date: 01.01.21
| Current Holdings: 14
| FE Risk Score: 41
| Historic Yield: 1.7%
| Volatility: 7.4%
| Targeted Average Annual Return¹: 3-4%
| Indicative Risk Level: 2/10
| Rebalance Frequency: Biannual
| Benchmark²: IA Mixed Investment 0-35% Shares
The NorthStar Ethical Defensive Growth Portfolio contains the following funds:
| Royal London Sustainable Leaders Trust 5%
| Liontrust UK Ethical 3%
| Jupiter Responsible Income 2%
| FP Foresight Global Real Infrastructure 3%
| Sarasin Sustainable Global Real Estate 3%
| Rathbone Ethical Bond 14%
| Royal London Ethical Bond 13%
| Aegon Ethical Corporate Bond 7%
| iShares ESG Screened Global Corporate Bond Index 14%
| Vanguard ESG Developed World All Cap Equity Index 8%
| BMO Responsible Global Equity 5%
| Stewart Investors Worldwide Sustainability 5%
| Guinness Sustainable Energy 2%
| Royal London Short Term Money Market 16%
At NorthStar, we believe in total charging transparency and are committed to simple, clear fees. The annual charge for the NorthStar Ethical Defensive Growth Portfolio is:
| Annual Portfolio Charge (OCF)³: 0.47%
All investors also pay an annual platform charge and ongoing advice fee dependent upon circumstances.
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Performance of the NorthStar Ethical Defensive Growth Portfolio since inception (January 2021) to February 2022:
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2. Over a rolling 5-year period.
3.Portfolio charges are calculated using the average fund charges across all applicable platforms.
Performance data are on a bid-to-bid basis, with income reinvested. Performance data do not take into account platform or advisory charges and exclude any holdings in platform ‘cash accounts’. Performance data show returns for discounted ‘super clean’ funds where these are available. Such funds may not be available on all platforms. Performance data are rounded to the nearest 0.1% so small rounding errors may occur. Data correct as at 01.02.22. 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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