Portfolio

Here’s a list of my holdings as of November 2019.

They are in no particular order. Some I have held for more than twenty years, while others are fairly recent additions.

I rarely trade these days and when I do it’s usually to top up a holding I already own. Market timing isn’t my thing either so I’m fully invested most of the time.

The themeatic approach

Most of my portfolio is in global funds but I’m also investing in a few themes that I like being small-caps, private equity and infrastructure/renewables.

Where I have written about a trust or theme, I’ve linked to my most recent article about it in my list of holdings.

You’ll see that I also own an ETF (Vanguard All-World) and a couple of funds that aren’t investment trusts (Lindsell Train Global and Fundsmith Equity).

My wife and children also have some investments that I oversee although they are just global index trackers.

What’s not listed here

I sometimes hold shares in individual companies, should I get a sudden rush of blood to the head, but I don’t intend to list them here. I only have one at the moment and it will probably be sold to re-invest in investment trusts sometime fairly soon.

In terms of other assets, a decent chunk of my net worth consists of residential and commercial property so I’m certainly not all in on equities. I also keep the usual ’emergency fund’ of cash to cover unexpected expenses.

I don’t own any fixed-income securities (i.e. bonds/gilts) right now. That’s something I am thinking of adding, although it’s not an asset class that’s well served by investment trusts, although there’s a few in the Flexible Investment sector that may fit the bill.

I’ve written about my investing strategy here with an overview of what I am aiming to do and how I plan to do it. And you can find my recent portfolio reviews here. I’m doing quarterly round-ups at the moment, but I might move to half-yearly at some point.

None of the trusts listed below should be considered as buy recommendations. What I think suits my investment purposes and my tolerance for risk may not be appropriate for others.

As the saying goes, you should always do your own research.

Global

  • RIT Capital Partners (RCP)
  • Caledonia Investments (CLDN)
  • Murray International (MYI)
  • JPMorgan Global Growth and Income (JPGI)
  • Vanguard FTSE All-World ETF (VWRL)
  • Lindsell Train Global Equity (Fund)
  • Fundsmith Equity (Fund)

Small-Cap

  • Henderson Smaller Companies (HSL)
  • BlackRock Smaller Companies (BRSC)
  • Acorn Income Fund (AIF)
  • Smithson (SSON)

Private Equity / Venture Capital Trusts

  • HG Capital (HGT)
  • Princess Private Equity (PEYS)
  • Baronsmead Venture Trust (BVT)

Infrastructure/Renewables

  • HICL Infrastructure (HICL)
  • Bluefield Solar Income (BSIF)
  • Gresham House Energy Storage (GRID)

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