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VT Gravis Clean Energy Income Fund

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Asset Group Asset Sub-Group Investment Category
Alternatives Specialist Income
 

WHY WE RECOMMEND IT

Experienced management group: Gravis Capital specialises in long-term infrastructure, property and asset-backed investments. Will Argent, the fund’s adviser, has managed this fund since its inception in December 2017.

Focus on clean energy and attractive income: The fund offers exposure to companies engaged in the provision, storage, supply and consumption of clean energy. The fund’s historic annual yield is 3.7%.

It is reasonably priced: This specialist investment trust levies annual ongoing charges of 0.80% as at 19 August 2019.

 

ETHICAL CRITERIA

ii ACE ethical style: Embraces. This means the investment trust adopts a targeted or proactive approach to ethical investing, in an effort to make a positive impact and/or environmental outcomes.

Fund EcoMarket category: Environmentally Themed. This applies to funds that significantly integrate environmental issues into their investment strategies, sometimes alongside ethical avoidance criteria. Their focus is often around longer term environmental and resource related issues.

How the fund is managed: The fund invests in a diversified portfolio of global listed securities of companies involved in the operation, funding, construction, generation and supply of clean energy. It aims to deliver a regular income expected to be 4.5% per annum after charges (this is an unofficial target) and aims to preserve investors’ capital throughout market cycles.

 

THE RISKS

Environmental focus: In certain market conditions the performance of the fund may differ significantly from others in the peer group that do not exclude specific sectors or companies from a comparable investment universe.

Portfolio concentration: The fund has a highly focused portfolio. As at 31 July 2019 it was invested in 29 stocks, and the top 10 stocks represented 51% of assets under management.

Currency: Because almost half of the fund’s investments are not quoted in sterling, performance may be affected by changes in exchange rates.

Fund size: The fund is comparatively small, with £22.8 million under management as at 31 July 2019.

 
Information and data compiled in September 2019.

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