The Equitile Resilience Fund aims to deliver capital growth by investing in large, growing companies in the developed markets. It is managed according to our core investment principles and uses the Equitile Fair Fee Model.
Latest Overview GBP - September 2019 (print version)
September has been a continuation of the summer lull with few significant moves to report on your portfolio. Your investments in the semiconductor machinery manufacturers, ASML Holdings, Lam Research and Applied Materials, showed healthy gains, but those were countered by small declines in the financial services companies, Visa, Mastercard, Fiserv and some of your software investments, including Intuit and Adobe.
Interestingly, this market calmness has persisted in the face of some rising geopolitical tensions including the dramatic attack on the world’s largest oil facility, Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq oil refinery, the seemingly intractable Brexit process and the ongoing unrest in Hong Kong. This we believe to be largely due to the persistent strength of the US economy, where the balance of economic surprises has been strongly positive in September and the underlying strength of corporate earnings remains intact. Apple, now your largest investment, is generating approximately $60bln of free cash flow per year which is funding an aggressive share repurchase program.