Strategy highlights

  • A cost-effective method of gaining global exposure to equities and fixed income securities
  • Aims to achieve a balance between capital growth and income
  • The Fund’s structure means that the Fund’s annual management charge is not currently subject to VAT

Our philosophy and process

The Fund has a policy of no direct investment in companies which derive more than 10% of turnover from the production of tobacco.
Material and relevant ESG risks, issues and opportunities are considered as part of the investment process.

Every time we consider a security or look at an industry or country, it’s in the context of what’s happening across the world. We believe the investment landscape is shaped over the long term by some key trends, and we use a range of global investment themes to capture these.

Investment team

The Newton Growth and Income Fund for Charities is managed by an experienced team. Our investment team of research analysts and portfolio managers works together across regions and sectors, helping to ensure that our investment process is highly flexible. Guided by our global investment themes, we seek to identify opportunities and risks through research and debate.

30
years’ average investment experience
19
years’ average time at Newton

Strategy profile

Objective

The Fund aims to generate capital growth and income growth over a period of 5-7 years by investing at least 70% of the Fund’s assets in a global portfolio of equities (company shares) and fixed-income securities (bonds).

Performance benchmark

A composite index comprising 50% FTSE All-Share Index, 25% FTSE World ex UK Index, 20% FTSE Actuaries UK Conventional Gilts All Stocks Index and 5% SONIA (7-day compounded),* is used as a comparator benchmark (the ‘Benchmark’). The Fund will use the Benchmark as an appropriate comparator because it includes a broad representation of the asset classes, sectors and geographical areas in which the Fund predominantly invests. The Fund is actively managed, which means the Investment Manager has absolute discretion to invest outside the Benchmark subject to the investment objective and policies disclosed in the Prospectus. While the Fund’s holdings may include constituents of the Benchmark, the selection of investments and their weightings in the portfolio are not influenced by the Benchmark. The investment strategy does not restrict the extent to which the Investment Manager may deviate from the Benchmark.

* Please note that on 1 October 2021, part of the benchmark changed from 5% LIBID GBP 7-Day to 5% SONIA (7-day compounded).

Literature

Application form
Prospectus
Annual report & accounts
Sterling Accumulation KIID
Sterling Income KIID
X Accumulation KIID
X Income KIID

Char Growth and Income Fund for Charities factsheet

Fund factsheet

Information on performance and positioning.


RI report Growth and income fund for charities

Responsible investment report

Stewardship activities (voting and engagement) for the last quarter and ESG metrics.


Char Growth and Income Fund for Charities brochure

Brochure

More detail on the strategy’s investment approach.

Tax treatment depends on the individual circumstances of each client and may be subject to change in the future. Newton is not a tax expert and independent tax advice should be sought.

Your capital may be at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount invested.

Newton will make investment decisions that are not based solely on ESG considerations. Other attributes of an investment may outweigh ESG considerations when making investment decisions. The way that ESG considerations are assessed may vary depending on the asset class and strategy involved. The research team performs ESG Quality Reviews on equity securities prior to their addition to Newton’s Research Recommended List (RRL). ESG Quality Reviews are not performed for all fixed income securities. The portfolio managers may purchase equity securities that are not included on the RRL and which do not have ESG Quality Reviews. Not all securities held by Newton’s strategies have an ESG Quality Review completed prior to investment, although since 2020 it has been a requirement for all (single name) equity securities to have an ESG Quality Review before they are purchased for the first time.

Key investment risks

  • Objective/performance risk: There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its objectives.
  • Currency risk: This Fund invests in international markets which means it is exposed to changes in currency rates which could affect the value of the Fund.
  • Derivatives risk: Derivatives are highly sensitive to changes in the value of the asset from which their value is derived. A small movement in the value of the underlying asset can cause a large movement in the value of the derivative. This can increase the sizes of losses and gains, causing the value of your investment to fluctuate. When using derivatives, the Fund can lose significantly more than the amount it has invested in derivatives.
  • Changes in interest rates & inflation risk: Investments in bonds/money market securities are affected by interest rates and inflation trends which may negatively affect the value of the Fund.
  • Credit risk: The issuer of a security held by the Fund may not pay income or repay capital to the Fund when due.
  • Charges to capital: The Fund takes its charges from the capital of the Fund. Investors should be aware that this has the effect of lowering the capital value of your investment and limiting the potential for future capital growth. On redemption, you may not receive back the full amount you initially invested.
  • Counterparty risk: The insolvency of any institutions providing services such as custody of assets or acting as a counterparty to derivatives or other contractual arrangements, may expose the Fund to financial loss