80-20 Investor Best of the Best Selection – October 2016 Update

16 min Read Published: 03 Oct 2016
Commentary

14 funds from last month's 29 Best of the Best Selection regained their position in October's shortlist. In one of the last updates before the US election the most striking aspect of the portfolio is that there is now no direct exposure to US equities at all. The risk/reward trade-off now favours European equities and those in emerging Asia. Last month the move towards Asia and Emerging markets looked particularly bold but turned out to be the right call as these sectors were the best performing for September with funds making between 2 and 3%.

Global bonds remain a signifiant component of the Selection although this has reduced slightly. This month's Best of the Best Selection once again adds a touch more equity exposure yet remains well diversified across asset classes, including a new cash weighting, which maintains the portfolio's overall risk level. We still see a number of managed funds from the Mixed sectors featured which reflects the diversified nature of the portfolio.

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