Allan Gray Australia
Balanced Fund

The Balanced Fund is a great option for investors who are looking for capital growth through a diversified portfolio, but want the convenience of leaving the asset allocation to a professional.

The aim of the Fund is to provide long-term growth through shares, fixed income and commodity investments from Australia and overseas.

This Fund may suit you if:
  • You want to easily diversify your portfolio using a single fund and are looking for fewer ups and downs than investing solely in shares.
  • You can ideally invest for a minimum of three years.
  • You want to increase your wealth in the long term:
    The Balanced Fund invests in a combination of select shares, fixed income and commodity investments from Australia and overseas to provide long-term growth without too many ups and downs.
  • You can invest $10,000 to kickstart your investment, or as little as $500 per month in a regular savings plan.
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The chart shows the value of AUD 100 invested in the Fund and in the benchmark since public launch. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. See Performance Notes below for more information.

How the Balanced Fund invests for you

In carrying out our contrarian investment approach, the Balanced Fund has significant freedom to invest in different asset classes to take advantage of the best opportunities. This means we have great flexibility and can capitalise when markets are cheap. Our target range is to have anything between 40%-90% of the Fund invested in shares and 10%-50% in fixed income, depending on where the opportunities are.

As a result, the Balanced Fund can look very different to other funds of its kind, as the investment mix is based on finding the best value. For example, when Australian shares are expensive, more of the fund may be invested in global shares. The same applies for other asset classes and regions.

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Performance Notes

The public launch date of the Fund was 1 March 2017. The benchmark is a blend of the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index (36%), S&P Australian Government Bond Index (24%), MSCI World Index with net dividends reinvested, expressed in AUD (24%), and JPMorgan Global Government Bond Index, expressed in AUD (16%).
Returns are net of fees, include income, assume reinvestment of distributions and exclude any spreads that might be payable on transactions. Returns for periods of more than one year are annualised. Annualised returns show the average amount earned on an investment in the Fund each year over the given time period.
Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Fund prices will fluctuate and there is no guarantee with respect to the performance of the Fund or that an investor’s capital will be preserved. The actual performance experienced by investors may differ as a result of the specific investment date, the date of reinvestment of income distributions, and withholding tax applied to income distributions.