Monthly Update
31 August 2020


The Fund rose 2.05% in August, ahead of its performance comparator of cash (as measured by the Bank of England’s Sterling Overnight Index Average (“SONIA”)) + 5%, which rose by 0.38%. It was also ahead of the FTSE 100 Index, to which all the underlying strategies are linked, which rose 1.75% over the month on a price only basis.

Following the falls in the previous month, the UK stock market (as measured by the FTSE 100) rallied strongly in the first two weeks of August, being up 6.63% by the 12th. With continued uncertainty over Covid-19 however, and difficulties in the Brexit trade negotiations coming back to the fore, most of these gains were given up in the second half of the month. Although as noted above it did still finish in positive territory.

Three of the strategies passed observation points in the month, but with observation levels above the current FTSE 100 value they did not mature, moving on to their next observation points. All three have at least seven years before their final observation.

To view all the strategies within the fund in detail, please visit the portfolio page on

The value of this investment can fall as well as rise and investors may get back less than they originally invested.
The Fund is suitable for investors who are seeking capital growth over a medium to long term horizon but who are willing to tolerate medium to high risks due to the potentially volatile nature of the investments.
This article is for information purposes only and should not be construed as advice. We strongly suggest you seek independent financial advice prior to taking any course of action.

The Lowes UK Defined Strategy Fund is a sub-fund of the Skyline Umbrella Fund (ICAV) and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. The KIID, Prospectus, and Supplement can be accessed by visiting and are only available in English.

Lowes Investment Management Ltd, Fernwood House, Clayton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1TL. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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