Master portfolios to beat Hargreaves Lansdown’s

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Conservative / UK & USA / Whole of market

This master portfolio is for conservative investors (those who want to minimise the risk of falls in value, and who are prepared to forego higher returns as a consequence), wanting to invest in a diversified portfolio across the UK & USA markets, without any restrictions.

This investment portfolio contains 4 ETFs:

ETFWeightingAnnual yield, %Annual expenses, %
VUKE: Vanguard FTSE-100 ETF15%5%0.09%
IUSA: iShares S&P 500 ETF15%2%0.07%
VUTY: Vanguard US Treasury bonds ETF30%2%0.07%
IGLT: iShares UK Gilts ETF30%1%0.07%
Cash10%0%0%

This portfolio has only 30% equities, split 1:1 USA: UK. This represents significant ‘home bias’ towards the UK’s FTSE, compared to the global average. These ETFs track the biggest companies in the index – which constitute over 80% of the total stock market.

The bond portion of this master portfolio is invested 50:50 into US Government bonds and UK Government bonds.

3 thoughts on “Master portfolios to beat Hargreaves Lansdown’s”

      1. Neat tool! My broker is quite expensive for fx which is a pity for SUWS / SUSW when so many other things are chewing away at returns.

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