For financial professionals in the UK

Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund

By identifying mispriced securities across the market capitalisation spectrum, we seek to deliver consistent risk-adjusted returns throughout market cycles

ISIN
GB00BD3HZS16

NAV
GBP 101.00p
As of 08/12/2023

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GBP 0.50p (0.50%)
As of 08/12/2023

Overview

INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE

The Fund aims to provide a return, from a combination of capital growth and income over the long term.
Performance target: To outperform the MSCI Emerging Markets Index by 2% per annum, before the deduction of charges, over any 5 year period.

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The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in a concentrated portfolio of shares (also known as equities) of companies, of any size, in any industry, in emerging markets. Companies will have their registered office in or do most of their business (directly or through subsidiaries) in emerging markets. 'Emerging markets' are countries in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, included in the World Bank definition of developing economies, or which are, in the investment manager’s opinion, developing. The portfolio may be concentrated in terms of its number of holdings and/or the size of its largest holdings.
The Fund may also invest in other assets including companies outside emerging markets, depositary receipts, cash and money market instruments.
The investment manager may use derivatives (complex financial instruments), including total return swaps, to reduce risk or to manage the Fund more efficiently.
The Fund is actively managed with reference to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, which is broadly representative of the companies in which it may invest, as this forms the basis of the Fund's performance target. The investment manager has discretion to choose investments for the Fund with weightings different to the index or not in the index.
As an additional means of assessing the performance of the Fund, the IA Global Emerging Markets sector average, which is based on a peer group of broadly similar funds, may also provide a useful comparator.

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The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market and currency fluctuations and you may not get back the amount originally invested.
Potential investors must read the prospectus, and where relevant, the key investor information document before investing.
This website is a Marketing Communication and does not qualify as an investment recommendation.

ABOUT THIS FUND

  • All-capitalisation core strategy pursues results from the lower end of the spectrum, managed by an experienced investment manager over many investment cycles.
  • By identifying mispriced securities across the market capitalization spectrum, we seek to deliver consistent risk-adjusted returns throughout market cycles
  • Seeks multiple sources of return by looking to identifying the best opportunities within emerging markets
Past performance does not predict future returns. 
 

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Daniel J. Graña, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Industry since 1995. Joined Firm in 2019.

Matthew Culley

Portfolio Manager | Research Analyst

Industry since 2008. Joined Firm in 2019.

Performance

Past performance does not predict future returns. All performance data includes both income and capital gains or losses and reflects the deduction of any ongoing charges or other fund expenses.
Discrete Performance (%)
As of 30/09/2023
I Inc (Net) MSCI EM GR IA Global Emerging Markets
 
Quarter End
As of 30/09/2023
Sep-2022 - Sep-2023 Sep-2021 - Sep-2022 Sep-2020 - Sep-2021 Sep-2019 - Sep-2020 Sep-2018 - Sep-2019
I Inc (Net) -2.49 -16.86 13.94 8.57 1.34
MSCI EM GR 2.59 -12.79 13.70 5.72 4.09
IA Global Emerging Markets 2.59 -15.49 17.28 1.67 6.38

Index Description

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a measure of the combined performance of large and medium sized companies from emerging stock markets. It forms the basis of the Fund's performance target and provides a useful comparison against which the Fund's performance can be assessed over time.

Peer Group Description

The Investment Association (IA) groups funds with similar geographic and/or investment remit into sectors. The Fund's ranking within the sector (as calculated by a number of data providers) can be a useful performance comparison against other funds with similar aims.

Cumulative & Annualised Performance (%)
As of 30/11/2023
I Inc (Net) MSCI EM GR IA Global Emerging Markets
  
  Cumulative Annualised
1MO YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
11/07/2016
I Inc (Net) 2.94 0.90 -0.77 -4.44 0.64 - 2.08
MSCI EM GR 3.54 0.80 -1.56 -1.94 2.89 - 5.32
IA Global Emerging Markets 3.62 0.99 -0.69 -2.38 2.46 - 4.33
 
  Annualised
3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
11/07/2016
I Inc (Gross) - 1.56 - 3.01
MSCI EM GR + 2.00% - 4.95 - 7.43

Index Description

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a measure of the combined performance of large and medium sized companies from emerging stock markets. It forms the basis of the Fund's performance target and provides a useful comparison against which the Fund's performance can be assessed over time.

Peer Group Description

The Investment Association (IA) groups funds with similar geographic and/or investment remit into sectors. The Fund's ranking within the sector (as calculated by a number of data providers) can be a useful performance comparison against other funds with similar aims.

Calendar Year Returns (%)
As of 30/09/2023
I Inc (Net) MSCI EM GR IA Global Emerging Markets
2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
I Inc (Net) -17.46 -0.68 19.00 7.66 -11.65
MSCI EM GR -9.62 -1.32 15.02 14.31 -8.92
IA Global Emerging Markets -12.36 -0.36 13.56 15.77 -11.53

Index Description

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a measure of the combined performance of large and medium sized companies from emerging stock markets. It forms the basis of the Fund's performance target and provides a useful comparison against which the Fund's performance can be assessed over time.

Peer Group Description

The Investment Association (IA) groups funds with similar geographic and/or investment remit into sectors. The Fund's ranking within the sector (as calculated by a number of data providers) can be a useful performance comparison against other funds with similar aims.

FEE INFORMATION
Initial Charge 0.00%
Annual Charge 0.75%
Ongoing Charge
(As of 31/05/2023)
0.96%

Portfolio

Top Holdings (As of 31/10/2023)
% OF FUND
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing 9.32
Samsung Electronics 8.78
HDFC Bank 3.56
Wal-Mart de Mexico 3.44
Tencent 3.31
AIA Group 3.17
Bharti Airtel 2.46
ICICI Bank 2.34
3R PETROLEUM OLEO E GAS 2.14
BYD 2.13

Documents

  • ​The value of the Funds and the income from them is not guaranteed and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you originally invested.
  • ​Past performance does not predict future returns.
  • Third party data is believed to be reliable, but its completeness and accuracy is not guaranteed.
  • Shares/Units can lose value rapidly, and typically involve higher risks than bonds or money market instruments. The value of your investment may fall as a result.
  • Shares of small and mid-size companies can be more volatile than shares of larger companies, and at times it may be difficult to value or to sell shares at desired times and prices, increasing the risk of losses.
  • Emerging markets expose the Fund to higher volatility and greater risk of loss than developed markets; they are susceptible to adverse political and economic events, and may be less well regulated with less robust custody and settlement procedures.
  • This Fund may have a particularly concentrated portfolio relative to its investment universe or other funds in its sector. An adverse event impacting even a small number of holdings could create significant volatility or losses for the Fund.
  • The Fund may use derivatives to help achieve its investment objective. This can result in leverage (higher levels of debt), which can magnify an investment outcome. Gains or losses to the Fund may therefore be greater than the cost of the derivative. Derivatives also introduce other risks, in particular, that a derivative counterparty may not meet its contractual obligations.
  • If the Fund holds assets in currencies other than the base currency of the Fund, or you invest in a share/unit class of a different currency to the Fund (unless hedged, i.e. mitigated by taking an offsetting position in a related security), the value of your investment may be impacted by changes in exchange rates.
  • Securities within the Fund could become hard to value or to sell at a desired time and price, especially in extreme market conditions when asset prices may be falling, increasing the risk of investment losses.
  • The Fund may incur a higher level of transaction costs as a result of investing in less actively traded or less developed markets compared to a fund that invests in more active/developed markets. These transaction costs are in addition to the Fund's Ongoing Charges.
  • The Fund could lose money if a counterparty with which the Fund trades becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations, or as a result of failure or delay in operational processes or the failure of a third party provider.
  • Funds incur costs as a necessary part of buying and selling the underlying investments, these are otherwise known as portfolio transaction costs, and include charges such as broker commission and Stamp Duty.
  • Before investing in any of our funds you should satisfy yourself as to the suitability and the risks involved.
  • Summary of Investor rights
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