EQ Model Portfolio: Best Ideas – Balanced

This portfolio has a range of investments with different risks, where equity holdings are limited to 75%. It aims to reduce investment risk by diversifying across regions and asset classes, and achieve a balance of capital protection and participation in equity market growth.

Current Portfolio

Growth
Equities: Global
BNY Mellon Global IncomeA global equity fund with investing in cash generative companies with strict dividend requirements.Details
Fundsmith EquityA global equity fund investing in companies with sustainably growing cash flows and durable business models.Details
Equities: US & North America
Vanguard US Equity IndexA fund that looks to track the performance of companies of all sizes in the United States.Details
Equities: UK
JOHCM UK DynamicThis fund focuses on investing in restructure, recovery and hidden growth stocks.Details
Liontrust Special SituationsA long only UK equity growth fund consisting of high quality companies with strong balance sheetsDetails
Royal London Sustainable Leaders TrustThis is a UK Equity fund that will predominately invest in large cap stocks chosen for their positive impact on society and the environment.Details
Equities: Europe
Jupiter EuropeanAn equity fund investing in large sized European companies.Details
Equities: Asia
Stewart Investors Asia Pacific LeadersThe First State Asia Pacific Leaders Fund focuses on large cap stocks with a minimum market cap of $1bn. The fund utilises a team of 22 well-seasoned Asian equity specialists through a stable and well-defined process to uncover compelling stock ideas to construct a high conviction portfolio.Details
Hermes Asia ex-Japan EquityA fund that follows a contrarian strategy, investing in large sized companies in the Pacific basin.Details
Equities: Japan
Baillie Gifford JapaneseAn equity fund investing in large sized Japanese companies.Details
Equities: Emerging Markets
Hermes Global Emerging MarketsAn equity fund investing predominately in stocks of emerging market countries.Details
Equities: Thematic
First State Global Listed Infrastructure FundThe fund focuses on identifying stocks that are under-priced with respect to their quality in sectors with Infrastructure characteristics such as long-duration cash flows and inflation linked revenues.Details
Impax Environmental MarketsA fund that looks to deliver a portfolio of stocks that play into broad environmental themes that are chosen for their positive impact as well as the potential for compelling returns.Details
Equities: Frontier Markets
MAGNA New FrontiersA fund focused on frontier markets, including those countries that remain investible but are deemed less established than emerging market countries. Typically these countries exhibit high economic growth and favourable population dynamics.Details
Absolute Return: Long / Short
Man GLG Innovation EquityA global equity market neutral fund with a focus on companies that are either innovating or rapidly changing. Often these companies will see significant dispersion of predicted earnings by the analyst communitDetails
Mixed Investments
Mixed Investments: IA OE Mixed Investment 20-60%
Troy TrojanThis is a multi-asset fund that will invest in a range of asset classes from traditional equities (UK and overseas), fixed income instruments, collective investment schemes and money market instruments.Details
CG Absolute ReturnA mixed-asset fund investing across asset classes, both risk assets at an intrinsic discount, as well as a variety of defensive strategies to provide suitable ballast.Details
Mixed Investments: IA OE Mixed Investments 0-35%
Ninety One Diversified IncomeA fund investing across the full spectrum of asset classes, allocating across equities, bonds, commodities, infrastructure, property, in addition to a derivative overlay to offer protection.Details
Defensive
Bonds: Short Dated
TwentyFour Monument BondA fixed income fund investing exclusively in lower risk Asset Backed Securities across Europe.Details
L&G Short Dated Sterling Corporate Bond IndexA fund that tracks the performance of investment grade sterling corporate bonds with maturities of 1-5 years.Details
Bonds: Flexible Bonds
Janus Henderson Strategic BondA fixed income fund that invests in higher yielding assets including high yield bonds, investment grade bonds, government bonds, preference shares and other bonds.Details
TwentyFour Dynamic BondAn unconstrained fixed income fund that invests in a broad range of bonds and fixed-income assets, managed by a team of industry veterans who were involved in the development of the fixed income markets over the last 25 years.Details
Bonds: Government Bonds
Vanguard US Government Bond IndexA fund that looks to track the performance of US government bondsDetails
Alternatives
Absolute Return: Directional Trading
JPMorgan Global Macro OpportunitiesThe fund should be viewed as an Absolute Return vehicle, attempting to generate a return of cash + 7% by identifying and investing in macroeconomic themes globally that are likely to drive asset prices.Details
Montlake DUNN WMA InstitutionalA 100% systematic trend following program that is adaptive to the market risk environment and the trend characteristics prevalent at any time. The portfolio encompasses global financial, energy, metal and agriculture futures markets.Details
Absolute Return: Relative Value
Goldman Sachs Global Strategic Macro BondThe fund invests in global fixed income markets, focused mostly on developed market interest rates and currencies. The investment philosophy is focused on macroeconomic fundamentals and takes both long and short positions across markets.Details