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Trojan Feeder Fund (Ireland)

Trojan Feeder Fund (Ireland) invests in the Trojan Fund (the ‘Master Fund’). The investment objective of the Master Fund is to achieve growth in capital and income in real terms over the longer-term. The Master Fund’s policy is to invest substantially in UK and overseas equities and fixed interest securities but it may also invest in collective investment schemes and money market instruments.

In addition to the GBP O share class referred to on this page, other currency share classes are available. Please contact us for more information.

GBP Share Class Price 23/05/2017
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April 2017

The Master Fund returned -0.8% during the month compared to -0.4% for the FTSE All-Share Index (TR).

Theresa May’s call for a snap election in June had a significant impact on markets last month.  The pound appreciated strongly and UK multinationals that had benefited from a weaker sterling post-Brexit gave back some of their gains.  Two thirds of the Fund’s dollar exposure is hedged back to sterling; the unhedged portion detracted from returns.

We are often asked how the Trojan Fund prepares for and responds to political events.  Those familiar with the Fund will have noticed that its asset allocation has remained steady in contrast to the political turbulence of the past year.  The inference is that we do not position for binary political events.



That is not to say the Fund’s asset allocation is determined in a political vacuum.  The increasing politicisation of markets is ignored at investors’ peril. According to BCA Research, world trade is below its peak of 50% of GDP.  The populist policies of Donald Trump seek to reinforce this reversal of globalisation, posing a significant threat to corporate profitability.  The political agenda is supported by the fact that corporate profitability as a % of GDP is near multi-decade highs while the inverse is true of employee compensation.  Such is the backdrop to markets placing ever-higher valuations upon corporate earnings.  Our equity exposure remains towards the lower end of its historical range.






Performance is calculated on a total return basis, net of fees, in sterling terms.

Source: Lipper, Capita Asset Services

The source of performance data has been changed.  This change may have resulted in variations from previously published performance figures.

Risk Analysis Since LaunchFeeder Fund ##Master Fund #FTSE All-Share Index (TR) #
Total Return


+228.7% +143.2%
Max drawdown* -9.5% -13.7% -45.6%
Best Month +4.9% +8.9% +9.9%
Worst Month -4.7% -4.7% -13.2%
Positive Month +59.7% +67.5% +59.2%
Annualised Volatility +5.8% +6.5% +13.8%

 * Measures the worst investment period

## From 13/02/2012

# From 31/05/2001

Please note all data unless otherwise specified refers to the Master Fund.
Performance is calculated on a total return basis, net of fees, in sterling terms.
Top 10 HoldingsFund (%)
Gold Bullion Securities 6.4
British American Tobacco 3.9
Philip Morris 3.2
Microsoft 3.2
Altria 2.4
Coca-Cola 2.4
Nestlé  2.2
Reynolds American 2.0
Sage 2.0
ETFS Physical Gold 2.0
Total Top 10 29.7
21 other holdings 39.8
Cash & equivalent 30.5
Total 100.0

Please note all data unless otherwise specified refers to the Master Fund.

Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. The value of a fund and any income from it may go down as well as up and investors may get back less than they invested. Changes in rates of exchange may cause the value of investments to go up or down. This data is provided for information only and should not be reproduced, published or disseminated in any manner. Although Troy considers the data to be reliable, no warranty is given as to its accuracy or completeness. Any comparisons against indices are for illustrative purposes only.

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Key Facts

  • Fund Manager
    Sebastian Lyon
  • Assistant Fund Manager
    Sean Beck
  • Inception Date
    13/02/2012 (launched as Trojan International Fund)
  • Currency
    £ Sterling, US Dollar, Euro and Singapore Dollar
  • Available Share Class
    O GBP Acc and Inc, O EUR Acc and Inc, O USD Acc and Inc, O SGD Acc and Inc, I EUR Acc and Inc
  • ISIN (GBP)
    IE00B757JT68 (Acc)
    IE00B6127M75 (Inc)
  • Bloomberg (GBP)
    TROITOA_ID (Acc)
    TROITOI_ID (Inc)
  • Sedol (GBP)
    B757JT6 (Acc)
    B6127M7 (Inc)


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