Global Equity Fund

A benchmark-agnostic equities fund seeking to invest in high-quality, growing companies from across the world that are benefiting from long-term secular trends

ISIN
GB0007018194

NAV
GBP 3,852.00p
As of 03/07/20

1-Day Change
GBP 30.00p (0.78%)
As of 03/07/20

Morningstar Rating


Morningstar ratings are based on the representative share class of this fund and are dated to the last month-end upon availability from Morningstar.

Overview

INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE

The Fund aims to provide capital growth over the long term.
Performance target: To outperform the MSCI All Countries World Index by 2.5% 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 any country.
The Fund may also invest in other assets including cash and money market instruments.
The investment manager may use derivatives (complex financial instruments) to reduce risk or to manage the Fund more efficiently.
The Fund is actively managed with reference to the MSCI All Countries World 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, but at times the Fund may hold investments similar to the index.
As an additional means of assessing the performance of the Fund, the IA Global 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 for promotional purposes and does not qualify as an investment recommendation.

ABOUT THIS FUND

  • An investment process that focuses on the more predictable, investing in companies benefiting from long-term secular trends rather than basing decisions on unpredictable economic and political factors
  • The team employs a ‘hold forever’ mind-set, with companies assessed through a long-term lens
  • The fund is managed by a focused team of proven investors based in Edinburgh, where they have created a boutique culture that creates alignment and accountability
Past performance is not a guide to future performance. 
 

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Gordon Mackay

Portfolio Manager

Industry since 1996. Joined Firm in 2016.

Performance

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. 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 31/03/20
Acc MSCI All Countries World Index IA Global Equity
  
Mar-2019 - Mar-2020 Mar-2018 - Mar-2019 Mar-2017 - Mar-2018 Mar-2016 - Mar-2017 Mar-2015 - Mar-2016
-0.44% 8.93% 3.85% 31.17% 0.95%
MSCI All Countries World Index -6.22% 10.98% 2.98% 32.97% -0.65%
IA Global Equity -6.31% 8.74% 2.87% 29.04% -3.26%
 
Mar-2019 - Mar-2020 Mar-2018 - Mar-2019 Mar-2017 - Mar-2018 Mar-2016 - Mar-2017 Mar-2015 - Mar-2016
1.64% 11.20% 6.02% 33.91% 3.06%
MSCI AC World TR + 3.00% -3.39% 14.30% 6.05% 36.96% 2.34%

Index Description

The MSCI All Countries World Index is a measure of the combined performance of large and medium sized companies from both developed and emerging stock markets around the world. 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 31/05/20
Acc (Net) MSCI All Countries World Index IA Global Equity
  
  Cumulative Annualised
1MO YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
18/02/82
Acc (Net) 5.69% 4.91% 11.63% 8.09% 11.57% 12.91% 12.96%
MSCI All Countries World Index 6.53% -2.42% 8.04% 7.28% 10.40% 10.83% 10.44%
IA Global Equity 6.04% -1.86% 7.42% 6.18% 8.63% 9.10% 8.88%
 
  Annualised
3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
18/02/82
Acc (Gross) - 13.90% 15.36% 15.41%
MSCI AC World TR + 3.00% - 13.72% 14.15% 13.75%

Index Description

The MSCI All Countries World Index is a measure of the combined performance of large and medium sized companies from both developed and emerging stock markets around the world. 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 4.25%
Annual Charge 1.50%
Ongoing Charge
(As of 30/11/19)
2.09%

Portfolio

Top Holdings (As of 31/05/20)
% OF FUND
Microsoft 4.63
Alphabet 4.61
Amazon.com 4.35
Unilever 3.46
Adobe 3.42
Facebook 3.33
Apple 3.13
Netflix 2.96
RELX 2.88
Novo Nordisk 2.87

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 is not a guide to future performance.
  • ​You should note that your tax treatment in relation to any investments held outside an ISA will depend on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. Governments may change the tax rules which affect you or the Funds in which you have invested.
  • Third party data is believed to be reliable, but its completeness and accuracy is not guaranteed.
  • Shares 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.
  • 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 with the aim of reducing risk or managing the portfolio more efficiently. However this introduces 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 class of a different currency to the Fund (unless 'hedged'), 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 could lose money if a counterparty with which it trades becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations to the Fund.
  • 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.
  • For detailed product information including the risks associated with investing please read the relevant Prospectus or Annual Report.
  • Before investing in any of our funds you should satisfy yourself as to the suitability and the risks involved, you may wish to consult a financial adviser.
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