Latitude Horizon Fund
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE LATITUDE HORIZON FUND IS TO DELIVER CAPITAL APPRECIATION OVER THE LONG TERM BY HOLDING A CONCENTRATED PORTFOLIO OF STOCKS, WHILST LOWERING THE EQUITY RISK THROUGH A SELECTION OF NON-EQUITY INVESTMENTS.
2018 marks the tenth year since the beginning of a raging bull market that started after the financial crisis. A combination of cheap stocks and cheap money lit a fuse that continues to burn brightly, somewhat ambivalent to the fact that stocks are now more expensive and money is about to become so, as central banks forge ahead with rate rises.
The conclusion should be that now is not the time to take high levels of risk - better to produce solid returns and wait for more attractive future entry points than to be the "greatest fool" buying at the top. However, the current situation is quite different, with speculative demand for cryptocurrencies, start up tech businesses and innovative debt offerings hitting a record scale. We remain cautiously invested and optimistic for the long-term future of our portfolio of investments. Timing the end is too difficult for us, and forms no part of our process. We believe that prudence at every stage of a market cycle is warranted, and will bear out superior returns in the long term.
It is pleasing therefore that Latitude's first full year in existence produced strong returns while taking low levels of risk. Since launch the fund is up 9% in line with previous years and, critically, the fund’s risk was a third of equity markets. We will maintain this position into 2018 and beyond, continuing to attempt to achieve a balance between making reasonable returns for ourselves and our clients without risking our capital. Thank you all for your continued (and future!) support, and we wish you all the best for the year ahead.
Our full annual report with detailed performance and stock analysis will be published shortly.
|Fund Launch Date||1st November 2016|
|Legal Structure||Irish Domiciled UCITS V Fund - ICAV|
|Regulator||Central Bank of Ireland|
|Regional Exposure||Global, primarily developed markets|
|Benchmark||The fund is not benchmarked|
£ - A/I IE00BDC7CZ89 / IE00BD37NY30
$ - A/I IE00BD37NZ47 / IE00BDC7JY67
€ - A/I IE00BDC7CX65 / IE00BDC7CW58
|Management Fee||1% per annum|
|Administrator||SEI Investments – Global Fund Services|
|Custodian||SEI Investments Trustee and Custodial Services (Ireland)|
|Firm Compliance||Optima Partners|
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