Last updated: 00:03 / Monday, 11 April 2016
Equities weight is up to 50%

Four questions for Fabrice Kremer, fund manager at Banque de Luxemburg Investments: to play it safe

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Four questions for Fabrice Kremer, fund manager at Banque de Luxemburg Investments: to play it safe
  • The fund of fund BL-Fund Selection 0-50 is suitable for those who want higher yields compared to a money-market investment while retaining the advantages of defensive investing
  • The fund is both flexible and defensive
  • The portfolio consists of three main investment blocks: two traditional blocks and one 'alternative' block whose purpose is twofold

With interest rates at an all-time low, investors are looking for alternatives to term deposits and traditional savings accounts. The fund of fund BL-Fund Selection 0-50 is suitable for those who want higher yields compared to a money-market investment while retaining the advantages of defensive investing. As the name indicates, the equity weighting of the fund cannot exceed 50%.

What are the aims of the fund?

To deliver stable and satisfactory long-term performance, to provide protection against volatile market conditions and to preserve capital in the medium term.

How is the fund managed?

The BL-Fund Selection 0-50 portfolio is both flexible and defensive. I invest in a selection of funds managed by internationally renowned fund managers with no regional, sector or currency restrictions. By investing in external funds, Banque de Luxembourg is able to focus on diversification and benefit from the expertise of good fund managers with solid management processes. No asset class is excluded; the portfolio can contain equities, bonds, commodities, alternative instruments and money-market investments in all currencies. The flexible allocation means I can invest up to 50% in equities. Generally speaking, however, the equity weighting does not exceed 25% of the portfolio. The risk index is 3 on a scale of 1-7.

What are the advantages?

This fund offers natural diversification in terms of both assets and strategies. It can form the basis of a comprehensive defensive wealth management approach.

Who is the target investor?

The BL-Fund Selection 0-50 fund is designed for careful investors who wish to benefit from active, non-benchmarked management that focuses on capital preservation over a 3-year period.

What type of assets does the fund invest in?

The portfolio consists of three main investment blocks: two traditional blocks and one 'alternative' block whose purpose is twofold.

Two traditional blocks: Equities, with a structural position in high-quality assets and segments that 'outperform' in the long term, with an emphasis on high-quality medium-value stocks. Bonds in niche segments, which generate higher returns than classic securities in today's low-interest climate.

One 'alternative' block whose purpose is twofold: to generate regular returns, in all market conditions, that will offset low bond yields and to create neutral or negative correlation with riskier asset markets.

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