The month saw a rebalance to the CBAM portfolio positions and the maintenance of a gold overweight in those portfolios has, in particular, helped spur the positive July returns vs other parts of the world. In addition after pain on the way down the Active US equity fund that the portfolios hold has both protected from the close to 6% rally in the £ vs the $ after being a missed opportunity cost in March.
We see this continuing so expect no change in this fund and its positioning for the rest of 2020. We get great data as an investment team in running our lean and efficient passive driven funds but still maintaining active managers in many parts of the world.
The last 3 months has really been one where active managers have earned their fees and we will keep an open mind as to whether we bring this back to the closer 50/50 historic split. This will increase portfolio cost but if you look at July all 5 top performers were actively management positions.
Year to date we are really happy to have portfolios back to where they are given the market challenges we have faced.
These tables simply indicate AWM’s portfolio’s over the stated time periods up to 31/07/2020.
It has been yet another encouraging month with all portfolios showing a solid performance (on average +1.29% over the month). This is rather impressive when consideration is paid to the fact that the “big three” indices of the FTSE 100 & EUROSTOXX50 & S&P500 (covering UK, Eurozone & USA) finished down 4.01%, 1.19% & 0.27% respectively. Since the portfolio low of 23rd March, the portfolio has returned between 11.22% (AWM1) & 26.49% (AWM5).
The rebalance of July 2020 has so far performed in line with expectation, which gives us confidence in the positioning of our portfolios for the remainder of Q3 2020.
This table simply indicates a portion of the AWM’s chosen invested funds, which are either the best performing or worst performing, over the stated time periods up to 31/07/2020.
This information is correct and up to date as of 09/07/2020.
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