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BettrInvest Portfolio v Stock Market, during coronavirus outbreak

With your quarterly Wrap statements due out shortly and with global stock markets having fallen sharply, I thought I’d give you some comparable figures for your BettrInvest Portfolio(s).

Naturally, these have been impacted by global stock market falls but reassuringly our ‘Two Pot’ investment strategy has worked well and returns are within our normal investment expectations

You will recall that we divide your money into two pots – one invested in Global Bonds and the other invested in Global Stock Markets.

Whilst stock markets throughout the world have (perhaps understandably) fallen sharply significantly the Bond pot has been much more resilient and held its value extremely well.

The table below provides a proxy* for the performance of each portfolio for the period of 1st January to 31st March. For context we have also included figures for the past 12 months.

Better Invest Portfolio Performance*this is a proxy as it assumes that as at each start date each portfolio was exactly in line with its target asset mix. It is quoted net of the annual fund charge but does not include any Wrap charges or adviser fees.
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