What is a ‘model portfolio’?

By October 31, 2017 No Comments

Portfolio models allow Fat Prophets to manage a large number of investors’ portfolios in line with a model, or ‘master’ portfolio. Any change we make within a model is automatically reflected in the portfolios of all clients within that model. For example, if the Fat Prophets investment team decides that the Concentrated Australian Shares Model should take profits on stock XYZ, they might decide to reduce the weighting by 2%. A 2% sell-down will then take place for all clients in that model, regardless of the size of their portfolio. There are two key benefits to the model portfolio structure, the first is wholesale brokerage, the second is a focused approach to portfolio management (we don’t need to manage hundreds of tailored portfolios).