Fortem Capital Progressive Growth Fund
UK & EU – For professional and institutional investors only
Switzerland – this is an advertising document for professional and institutional clients as defined by the Swiss Financial Services Act only
Monthly Commentary – 31st December 2021
December saw a strong rally in risk assets as data from South Africa and later the UK
suggested a much lower risk of severe illness from Omicron than previous variants.
However, the policy reaction in a number of countries caused much of the momentum
that had built up in services to be lost. The equity indices to which the Fund is exposed
produced strong returns with the exception of the Hang Seng, which continues to suffer
its own idiosyncratic issues.
The Fund posted a return of 2.0% over the month, and returned 7.7% to investors over
the year, above its 6-7% longer term target.
Six investments called in December, all achieving their full capital return. The Fund was
able to take advantage of an improvement in pricing at the start of the month due to
elevated levels of volatility, which quickly came back down as virus data improved.
The Diversifier Portfolio was flat over the month.
It is looking possible that the Omicron variant could bring an end to the pandemic in its
restrictive sense; its sheer infectiousness means that it is crowding out more dangerous
variants. Whether this is good for risk assets is up for debate. In a world in which central
banks are less accommodative, markets will rely on fundamentals. It is fair to say that
equities may fail to continue to annualise in double digits, which should mean that the
Fund, which has a GRY of over 7%, and can produce meaningful positive returns if
equities are flat, up, or even fairly significantly down, will become an ever more useful
component of any multi-asset portfolio.
|Hong Kong 50||-11.9%||-0.3%|
|US Equity Income||n/a||4.5%|
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