FP Thoroughbred Core Alpha - November 2014 All data as at 31.10.2014 F U N D FUND MANAGER INCEPTION DATE LAUNCH PRICE FUND SIZE MINIMUM LUMP SUM INESTMENT Simon Gibson 03/03/2009 100p ASSISTANT FUND MANAGER FUND CURRENCY SHARE TYPES B £7,105.06 C* £56,296,787.04 TOTAL EXPENSE RATIO (TER) AS AT 31/07/2014 B (retail) £3,000 C (instit)* £20,000 MINIMUM MONTHLY SAVINGS F A C T S Dale Inman GBP Acc B 1.55% C* 1.05% BENCHMARK SECTOR PRICING BASIS ANNUAL MANAGEMENT CHARGE (AMC) £100 collecting on 10th each month WMA Stock Market Balanced Portfolio Index IMA Mixed Investment 40-85% Shares Forward – pricing at 12 noon B 0.75% C* 0.25% INITIAL CHARGE B nil C* nil WMA refers to the Wealth Management Association. IMA refers to the Investment Management Association. FUND AIM MANAGERS PROFILE INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY The aim is to achieve long-term capital growth by the active management of a global multi-asset portfolio. Simon Gibson has been the Fund Manager since launch in 2009. IMC qualified, Simon is a director of Mattioli Woods and has over 27 years investing experience, having spent the last 23 of these managing private client portfolios. This is the first sub-fund under the FP Thoroughbred Funds ICVC banner, and builds on ten years of asset allocated portfolios run by the team, using a global, multi-asset approach. The aim of achieving long-term growth is paired with a desire to manage volatility so that, other than on very short-term measures, positive comparable returns come with lower volatility than the benchmark. Dale Inman is the Assistant Fund Manager and has worked with Simon for over seven years, working on the portfolio fund since launch. The key performance attributes that should enable us to best meet client requirements are strong investment disciplines, adherence to our aims and robust risk controls. TOP 10 HOLDINGS 1 2 Stan Life Glb Abs Return Strategies Henderson UK Property 6 7 Vanguard S&P 500 ETF ETFS Physical Gold 3 First State Asia Pacific Sustainability 8 Pictet Water 9 Kames High Yield Bond 10 Threadneedle UK Equity Income 4 5 Invesco Perpetual UK Strategic Income Artemis UK Growth FUND CODE SEDOL ISIN B B5ZMXV7 C* B5ZMXX9 GB00B5ZMXV77 GB00B5ZMXX91 * Share Class C is restricted for internal use by the Discretionary Portfolio Management team at Mattioli Woods, as the core of their asset allocated Model Portfolio approach, with cash also held for balance. FUND COMPOSITION ONE YEAR PERFORMANCE 1.08% 1.54% 5.20% 2.35% Source: Morningstar NAV to NAV 01/11/13 –31/10/14 Totals are rounded from source data so may not sum 100% FUND MANAGER COMMENTARY MARKET REVIEW Rather than the (various) geopolitical matters, it was well and truly economic issues which caused equities to suffer, until mid-month anyway, a period which also saw most equity markets fall significantly, as well as a mad few days in the bond markets, with US 10 year bond yields falling 0.25% at one stage. Eurozone recession and/or deflation, weaker data elsewhere and real worries about the global economy all contributed. US quantitative easing (QE) ended, as anticipated, and Mario Draghi asserted his now three-year long mantra that he will do what it takes. The gold price fell again, and the oil price remains stubbornly low, based mainly on the economic outlook, but perhaps also on actions by the US and Saudi Arabia – it certainly does not suit Russia at these levels … FUND REVIEW The fund under-performed in October, mainly down to the strong upward momentum in markets as the month ended – I removed most of the overweight to cash at the start of the month, as it happens a fortnight too soon for best effect, and took a final £800,000 into investments mid-month. I would still say that I have a cautious stance, just not reflected via cash now as much as commercial property and other assets. Best performers as regards sectors were Asia Pacific and North America, again supported by commercial property. Worst performing sectors were UK equities (across the board) where I am generally overweight, and Europe, where I am not. ACTIVITY I sold out of the Rathbone Ethical Bond fund (asset allocation decision) and the Threadneedle North American Smaller Companies (fund) in the month, and topped up on commercial property, gold and our absolute return holding. I added M&G Property Portfolio in the former, added to the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, UK Smaller Companies via Franklin and a little more to Japan via the iShares MSCI holding. At month end cash stood at only 1.83%. OUTLOOK AND POSITIONING New uncertainty comes from the eurozone, in the UK I suspect we shall have more and more investors bothered by what the outcome might be in the May general election and the strength of global growth continues to gather headlines. In the US, markets look set to hit new highs just a couple of weeks after the mid-October declines, and though October turned out OK in the end, I will not be surprised to see some sideways trading in the weeks ahead. The portfolio continues to deliver below average volatility compared to the benchmarks, and I now want to see performance come back to the fore, which I believe the fund is set fair to deliver in the right conditions. A UK rate rise may be further off than we thought a few weeks ago, not least as inflation seems well and truly rooted under the Bank of England’s target of 2%. All figures quoted in the commentary are from Morningstar unless stated otherwise This document is issued by Atkinson Bolton Consulting and should be read in conjunction with the Fund's Simplified Prospectus which will exclusively form the basis of any application. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The price of shares and the income from them can go down as well as up. Investors may not get back the full amount originally invested. A comprehensive list of risk factors is detailed in the Simplified Prospectus and an investment should not be contemplated until the risks are considered fully. 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