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Consensus
Fund Snapshot
Launch Date 11/01/1999
Fund Manager State Street Global Advisors
Risk Rating Risk Rating 5
Fund Type Asset Class Mixed Mixed
Diversification Diversification 4
Stocks & Holdings
Regions Covered Regions Covered 5
Fund Size €625m*
Latest Bid Price €3.0721 
Price Date 22/05/2018 

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Fund Summary
The Consensus Fund is a passively managed multi-asset fund seeking to generate capital growth over the long term. The fund has a target allocation of 70% equities, 15% bonds, 10% alternatives (including property) and 5% cash.

Market Commentary
Regional equity markets emerged from the most volatile quarter in two years mostly in negative territory with a more uncertain trajectory for the balance of 2018. Though much of the negative news flow that drove market volatility emanated from the U.S. where the broad market declined 0.8% for the quarter, the U.S. fared better than other developed markets in local terms with both European and Asia Pacific shares declining more than 4% before currency adjustment. European markets experienced a more severe moderation in economic data, taking the Citibank Economic Surprise Index for the Eurozone to a two year low of negative 57 at the end of March after beginning the year at plus 47 and spending all of 2017 with the index in positive territory. European shares were further weighed down by a 7.3% decline in local terms of its largest constituent, the U.K., where Brexit concerns continue to weigh on longer term economic sentiment. Among Pacific equities, Japanese shares were hindered by a move into negative territory of its own Citibank Economic Surprise Index during the first quarter as well as a near 6% gain in the Japanese Yen against the USD, putting pressure on exporters. For U.S. investors, losses in developed market investments were limited by a 5th consecutive quarterly decline of the U.S. dollar Index of 2.3% in the quarter through March. Best among the major regional indices in the first quarter were emerging markets, where the MSCI Emerging Markets Index posted a modest gain of 1.5%, holding on to a fraction of the 8.3% gain the index posted in January.

Benchmark global government interest rates opened 2018 with the largest synchronised moves higher since the closing months of 2016. German sovereign 10 year yields advanced to their highest levels since September 2015. A violent selloff in equity markets starting in February exerted gravity on global yields as the quarter progressed and more so in March on a softer tone in domestic economic data. There has been a more predictable move higher in short term interest rates which more methodically follow the trajectory of the central bank interest rate adjustements.

(31st March 2018)

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Management Charge
0.65% pa of fund assets. Please refer to policy conditions for policy charges.

Asset Split as at 31/03/2018

Geographical Split as at 31/03/2018

This fund should be considered as being a medium-long term investment. Access to your investment in this fund may in periods of adverse investment conditions be restricted for up to one month. Asset Information source: Asset Information source: SSgA, unless otherwise stated. State Street Global Advisors Ireland Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Performance figures are as per 'price date'. * Fund size refers to assets under management in underlying fund.

The returns shown include the reinvestment of net income and are net of trading costs and management fees but before other insurance contract charges and as such do not represent the returns on insurance contracts linked to these funds. Details of all charges for a particular product are available on request.

The information in this document does not constitute investment advice. It does not take into account the investment objectives, financial position or needs of any particular investor. Before making an investment decision, you should consult suitably qualified and independent investment, taxation, and regulatory advisors to discuss your specific situation and investment objectives. The investment strategies and risk profiles outlined in this document may not be suitable for your specific investment needs.

The funds referred to on this page may be linked to an insurance-based investment product and the Key Information Document (KID) for this product is available at www.friendsfirst.ie/kids. The Risk Ratings of the funds referred to in this document differ from the corresponding Summary Risk Indicators shown in the KID. An explanation of the differences between the Risk Rating and the Summary Risk Indicator is available at the location above.

Warning: Past performance is not a reliable guide to future performance.
Warning: The value of your investment may go down as well as up.
Warning: Funds may be affected by changes in currency exchange rates.
Warning: If you invest in this product you may lose some or all of the money you invest.



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The funds referred to on this page may be linked to an insurance-based investment product and the Key Information Document (KID) for this product is available at www.friendsfirst.ie/kids. The Risk Ratings of the funds referred to in this document differ from the corresponding Summary Risk Indicators shown in the KID. An explanation of the differences between the Risk Rating and the Summary Risk Indicator is available at the location above.

Warning: Past performance is not a reliable guide to future performance.
Warning: The value of your investment may go down as well as up.
Warning: Funds may be affected by changes in currency exchange rates.
Warning: If you invest in this product you may lose some or all of the money you invest.

FUND WARNINGS:
  1. Performance Fees: The growth of the Insight Currency fund will be subject to a 20% monthly performance fee which only applies when the growth rate exceeds 7% p.a. The Market Neutral Equity fund will be subject to a performance fee of 10% of any growth achieved above cash returns (specifically 3-month EURIBID).
  2. The price protection on the Protected Equity+ Fund, Series 3 is provided by Deutsche Bank AG.
  3. Money invested in the Deposit fund is placed with one or more Banks. The payment of interest and security of capital is provided by the Bank(s). The Bank(s) and not Friends First are providing the security on the Deposit fund. Please refer to the Fund Factsheet.
  4. The property fund managers reserve the right to place a withdrawal limit or/and to defer encashment for up to six months or such time as is necessary to facilitate the sale of assets if required.
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