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 16/08/2018|
The Master Fund returned +0.2% during the month compared to -0.2% for the FTSE All-Share Index (TR).
Trump tariffs and Italian politics dominated the headlines in June but equity markets have barely moved from where they started the year.
Our asset allocation continues to be driven by fundamental analysis. In the case of our equity holdings, we look for companies which we believe can continue to compound returns on capital at attractive rates into the future. This year’s de-rating of various staple sectors has led us to add to holdings in companies such as Unilever and Altria. However our equity weighting in aggregate has not increased which one might expect given that its weighted-average valuation has declined.
This is largely due to deteriorating capital allocation and an increase in corporate leverage. Stocks in the Fund have not been exempt from the recent flurry in deal activity, facilitated by low rates of interest. In April we sold Dr Pepper, whose merger with Keurig Green Mountain was referenced in January’s fact sheet.
In April we sold the Fund’s small holding in Hershey, initiated 18 months ago. This holding period was much shorter than usual but when Hershey agreed to acquire Amplify Snack Brands in December for $1.6bn or 48x (adjusted) earnings, it was clear that the facts had changed. A meeting with management confirmed their appetite for further deals, outside of its core chocolate market where Hershey has high market shares and a proven track record. In seeking to preserve capital, we must also endeavour to avoid disasters; these include expensive acquisitions and over-levered balance sheets.
Source: Lipper, Link Fund Manager Solutions (Ireland) Limited
The source of performance data has been changed. This change may have resulted in variations from previously published performance figures.
|Risk Analysis Since Launch||Feeder Fund ##||Master Fund #||FTSE All-Share Index (TR) #|
* Measures the worst investment period
## From 13/02/2012
# From 31/05/2001
|Top 10 Holdings||Fund (%)|
|Gold Bullion Securities||5.9|
|British American Tobacco||3.7|
|Total Top 10||28.6|
|20 other holdings||46.4|
|Cash & equivalent||25.0|
Please note all data unless otherwise specified refers to the Master Fund.
How to Invest
You may invest directly, via a broker or adviser, or through a number of online fund platforms.
- Fund Manager
- Assistant Fund Manager
- Inception Date
13/02/2012 (launched as Trojan International Fund)
£ 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)
- Bloomberg (GBP)
- Sedol (GBP)