Waverton Real Assets Fund hits £100m in first seven months since launch
We are pleased to announce that our Waverton Real Assets Fund has attracted over £100 million in assets under management (“AUM”) since launch in November 2018. The fund invests predominantly in businesses backed by physical or tangible assets, often with inflation linked cash flow streams. These cover five real asset classes, namely property, infrastructure, asset finance, commodities and specialist lending. The Waverton Real Assets Fund targets CPI+4% over the medium to long term with a lower volatility than equity markets. It is a daily dealing UCITS vehicle, domiciled in Ireland and managed by James Mee and Luke Hyde-Smith.
Waverton’s Head of Managed Portfolio Service John Bellamy said: “We are thrilled to have reached this milestone in such a short space of time and have seen flows from a broad investor base. There has been significant appetite shown in particular by DFMs and retail advisers. They are making a deliberate and conscious choice to buy this fund for their clients.”
Examples of significant individual holdings include Atlas Global Infrastructure fund, GCP Student Living Plc, Greencoat UK Wind, Hipgnosis Songs Fund and Real Estate Credit Investors.
James Mee, co-fund manager of the Real Asset Fund said: “Despite a range of market conditions since launch the fund is performing in-line with expectations, while displaying low correlation to both equity and bond markets. Key contributors to performance since inception have been property and infrastructure, and gold within commodities.”
Luke Hyde-Smith, co-fund manager of the Real Asset Fund said: “Investors are looking for what real assets offer: the potential for steady, predictable and growing income, potential gains and capital preservation in an uncertain global environment.”
Risk Warning: Past performance is no guarantee of future results and the value of such investments and their strategies may fall as well as rise. Capital security is not guaranteed. The information provided does not constitute investment advice and it should not be relied on as such. It should not be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell a security. It is based on our current view of markets and is subject to change.
Copies of the Waverton Real Asset Fund Prospectus and Key Investor Information Document (KIID) are available from Waverton or the administrator. Details can be found on our website: www.waverton.co.uk/investment-funds