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Reeves Invest Focus - September 2022


Tailoring Risk to Age


Our objective for our clients is to reduce their risk as they progress through life stages. The Reeves life stages are growth, pre-retirement and retired and are determined on client age.


Reeves Life Stages and Risk


By reducing risk throughout a client’s life cycle, Reeves helps them achieve high levels of growth whilst in pre-retirement with mid to high exposure to equities. This is then reallocated to safer assets (such as bonds and cash funds) to preserve clients’ wealth as they retire.


Reeves Core and Tactical Portfolios


We achieve this by putting pre-retirement clients into our Core or Tactical portfolios when they join us. Whether a client is placed into Core or Tactical portfolio depends on whether they want more or less involvement in the management of their portfolios.


Core Portfolios are reviewed bi-annually or annually, depending on significant market movements. These portfolios are designed for clients who don’t require to be frequently consulted on investment decisions. Core Portfolios have fewer transactions in a year, transactional charges are therefore lower.


Tactical Portfolios are appropriate for clients who take an active interest in the wealth management of their portfolios and want more frequent contact and reviews. These portfolios see more transactions in a year and this is reflected in slightly higher charges.


Moving Through Life Stages


Generally, as clients move through life stages, they’re positioned more cautiously. This is where Reeves portfolios can be tailored to clients’ needs as they grow older to lower the volatility of their holdings yet still provide a sustainable level of growth.


Reeves Short Term Portfolio


Once a client is within three years of retirement, they are recommended to transfer their holdings to our Short-Term Portfolio to safeguard their holdings. The Short-Term portfolio is defensive and is specifically designed for capital preservation rather than growth to limit the consequences of market downside. The fund has a third of its holdings in cash with the remaining two thirds being in bond and cash funds to benefit from some growth while experiencing a lowered level of volatility.


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Please note: Investments can go down as well as up and you may not get back the original capital invested. This newsletter is for information only and should not be seen as advice or a recommendation to take action.

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