Vistafolio is Wealth Morning’s Managed Account solution for Eligible and Wholesale Investors. Once a month, we update account holders on the strategy and performance. Please find our latest update as follows:
February was on a tear, thanks in part to excellent vaccination progress in the UK. There doesn’t seem to be much regret on leaving the EU. And we have considerable focus here due to opportunity.
As of today, 29% of the British population is vaccinated. We continue to see strong support for the market as England moves toward an end to lockdowns. You can monitor the vaccination progress with the handy site here at Practio.
Rising share prices were, however, interrupted across all markets when the prospect of inflation reared its ugly head. With US 10-year Treasury yields jumping to a one-year high of 1.6%, this has served to unnerve some investors.
Our strategy with a heavy focus on dividend income is somewhat insulated from this. At least for the time being. And we continue to see value in certain sectors for those adding new funds — in particular, travel infrastructure and retail property recovery on the FTSE, where we are up as much as 25% on some positions in February.
Overall, this month, we are up 1.52% gross for the month across the composite portfolio (total aggregate, weighted return across all significant portfolios following the strategy). Our average return since inception is 15.96% p.a.
Please see our performance chart for more details.
It has been a busy start to the year, with many clients adding new funds. And some new clients coming on board.
We do ask for patience as we continue to shop for quality assets at value in recovering markets.
Editor, Wealth Morning
Past performance is not an indicator for future performance. Your actual portfolio will differ from the composite portfolio mentioned. The information contained in this document does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy an investment, nor should it be construed as investment advice. Vistafolio investment services are available to Eligible Investors and Wholesale Investors (not to Retail Investors) as defined in the Financial Markets Conduct Act (2013).