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On the Way to a winning combination

The Way Group has appointed T Bailey fund manager Jason Britton to run the Way MA growth portfolio, its first fund in a range of multi-asset portfolios.

The new fund complements the more traditional funds managed for Way by multi-manager specialist IMS.

As with all the Way growth funds, it will be managed on a nil-yield basis to suit Way’s range of trust-based IHT mitigation plans.

Chris Leach and Associates IFA and managing director Chris Leach says: “The Way Group has for some time offered a suite of innovative investment solutions which I have used for many of my clients, including a scheme that provides a regular income through the use of the annual capital gains tax exemptions and several inheritance taxmitigation schemes.

“The T Bailey growth fund, on which the Way MA growth portfolio is based, has produced excellent consistent returns. Putting the two together is a marriage made in heaven.”

Leach can find no potential drawbacks to the fund.

“The combination of the Way MA growth portfolio fund and Way’s innovative investment schemes make this unique, so I do not see much in the way of competition,” she says.

Summing up, Leach says: “I am enthusiastic about this fund because it combines the best of the Way’s innovative investment solutions with first-class fund management. Previously one was limited by only having the IMS funds available within the Way schemes.”

She concludes that she would rate the fund alone seven out of 10 but, when combined with Way’s products, this takes her final score to nine.

Type: Oeic fund of funds

Aim: Growth by investing in a portfolio of exchange traded funds, structured products, investment trusts, investment funds, cash and other assets

Minimum investment: Lump sum 5,000, monthly 100

Investment split: 27.58% US equity, 15.35% UK equity, 14.74% emerging markets equity, 11.75% Europe ex UK equity, 5.73% Japan equity, 10.31% Asia ex Japan equity, 2.78% cash, 11.76% other assets

Isa link: Yes

Pep transfers: Yes

Charges: Initial 5%, annual 1.45%

Commission: Initial 3%, renewal 0.5%

Tel: 01202 890895


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