Perhaps it's the notion that the only way to make money is to actively trade. Or the media sensationalizing short-term market events. Maybe it's the still-fresh memories of the 2008 financial crisis. Or the growing trend of people investing too conservatively for their age. But experience has taught us that short-term thinking keeps investors from reaching their financial goals. It's time to change the conversation and invest with the long term in mind.
Imagine a series of global investment portfolios built to change the conversation from short-term worries to long-term investment results. Each Sentry Personal Pension Portfolio has dedicated allocations to securities in alternative asset classes, as well as exposure to traditional stocks and bonds. Alternative asset classes can provide high-quality, long-duration income streams as well as additional growth potential. All told, each Portfolio has exposure to nine asset classes:
Sentry has a long history in alternative asset classes, dating back to 1997. In fact, our first three mutual funds were focused on real estate, mining, and oil and gas. This experience, coupled with our recognized expertise in traditional asset classes, puts us in a unique position to provide access to the asset classes favoured by pension managers.
We demonstrate our expertise within Sentry Personal Pension Portfolios. Our portfolio managers manage with conviction, choosing their best ideas within their respective asset classes. This is not a typical fund-of-funds product that can leave an investor holding more than a thousand securities. Each equity asset class generally holds 15 to 30 securities, while fixed income holds 30 to 40. So each Portfolio holds roughly 160 to 300 securities overall.
Each Sentry Personal Pension Portfolio is managed under the Sentry house style: our consistent, disciplined approach to examining every security we invest in. We tend to have fewer holdings and focus on finding the highest-quality, healthiest companies that share specific attributes: a strong balance sheet, strong free cash flow and low debt, plus a solid management team that allocates capital wisely.
The result has been the Sentry hallmark: upside participation, downside protection and cash flow along the way.
Each with a different balance of growth, income and capital preservation, corresponding to different investment needs.