Core Defensive

10 defensive sectors form the core of the equity allocation where the best in class companies are selected that are expected to perform well irrespective of economic conditions. Our past stock selection has included:

Company Sector

Astrazeneca

Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology

BP

Oil & Gas Producers

BAE Systems

Aerospace & Defence

British American Tobacco

Tobacco

Diageo

Beverages

SSE

Electricity

Tesco

Food & Drug Retailers

Unilever

Food Producers

United Utilities

Gas, Water & Multiutilities

Vodafone

Mobile Telecommunications

These shares are bought to be held for the long term and are generally held for the long term unless an adverse situation happens with the company or a more attractive proposition appears.

Over time these core defensive shares have tended to outperform the FTSE 100, whilst exhibiting lower levels of volatility. Thus this selection provides the investor with a solid core from which to build a diversified portfolio & seek more adventurous returns.