NorthStar Ethical Growth Portfolio
The NorthStar Ethical Growth Portfolio is suitable for investors who are seeking to invest ‘ethically’ and require a balance between capital growth and security. The portfolio is constructed using a broad range of ethically screened assets including equities, fixed interest, property and cash. Ethical investments typically exclude companies who produce goods such as tobacco, arms, gambling, animal testing and similar activities. The diversification within the portfolio will help investors to be somewhat insulated from the worst short-term market fluctuations. Equity content will usually be around 65% meaning the downside risk of the portfolio may be higher than a number of alternative 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 5-6% per annum over a rolling 5-year period and is benchmarked against the IA Mixed Investment 40-85% Shares sector average. Values may fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the amount originally invested.
Portfolio Type:Capital growth
FE Risk Score:67
Targeted Average Annual Return¹:5-6%
Indicative Risk Level:6/10
Benchmark¹:IA Mixed Investment 40-85% Shares
Current asset allocation of the NorthStar Ethical Growth Portfolio:
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 Ethical Growth Portfolio are:
Weighted Annual Fund Charge:0.57%
Annual Platform Charge²:0.40%
Annual NorthStar Charge:0.80%
UK Equity 25%
Legal & General Ethical 19%
Jupiter Responsible Income 6%
iShares Global Property Securities Equity Index 2%
Janus Henderson UK Property 2%
UK Fixed Income 18%
Rathbone Ethical Bond 8%
Royal London Ethical Bond 6%
Kames Ethical Corporate Bond 4%
Specialist & Global Equity 45%
BMO Responsible Global Equity 20%
Stewart Investors Worldwide Sustainability 13%
Vanguard SRI Global Stock 12%
Royal London Short Term Money Market 8%
Portfolio performance to August 2019:
NorthStar Ethical Growth Portfolio Factsheet
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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.