Global Technology Leaders Fund

Aims to generate long-term capital growth through investment in a globally diversified portfolio of technology-related companies

ISIN
GB0007698847

NAV
GBP 2,624.00p
As of 07/07/20

1-Day Change
GBP 50.00p (1.94%)
As of 07/07/20

Morningstar Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating
Morningstar Analyst Rating				 Bronze


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 ACWI Information Technology Index + MSCI ACWI Communication Services Index, after the deduction of charges, over any 5 year period.

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The Fund invests in a concentrated portfolio of shares (also known as equities) of companies, of any size, which are technology-related or derive profits from technology, in any country.
The Fund may also hold cash.
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 ACWI Information Technology Index + MSCI ACWI Communication Services 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 Technology and Telecommunications 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

  • Seeks to uncover undervalued growth companies where the scale or persistence of earnings growth is underappreciated by the market.
  • Actively managed by a highly experienced team in the UK, with a focus on long-term trends that are shaping the future of technology.
  • With no geographic or sector restrictions, the fund has the freedom to uncover new and exciting areas of growth, such as artificial intelligence, in technology-related companies.
Past performance is not a guide to future performance. 
 

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Alison Porter

Global Technology | Portfolio Manager

Industry since 1995. Joined Firm in 2014.

Graeme Clark

Portfolio Manager

Industry since 1994. Joined Firm in 2013.

Richard Clode, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Industry since 2003. Joined Firm in 2014.

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 30/06/20
A Acc
 
Quarter End
As of 30/06/20
Jun-2019 - Jun-2020 Jun-2018 - Jun-2019 Jun-2017 - Jun-2018 Jun-2016 - Jun-2017 Jun-2015 - Jun-2016
25.60% 11.01% 24.30% 41.98% 14.44%
Cumulative & Annualised Performance (%)
As of 30/06/20
A Acc (Net)
 
  Cumulative Annualised
1MO YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
08/10/84
A Acc (Net) 5.19% 15.46% 25.60% 20.11% 22.99% 17.53% 14.00%
FEE INFORMATION
Initial Charge 5.00%
Annual Charge 1.50%
Ongoing Charge
(As of 31/10/19)
1.74%

Portfolio

Top Holdings (As of 31/05/20)
% OF FUND
Microsoft 9.66
Apple 8.85
Alphabet 8.17
Facebook 5.93
Amazon.com 3.91
Tencent 3.57
Visa 3.54
Samsung Electronics 3.45
Mastercard 3.06
NVIDIA 2.80

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.
  • If a Fund has a high exposure to a particular country or geographical region it carries a higher level of risk than a Fund which is more broadly diversified.
  • The Fund is focused towards particular industries or investment themes and may be heavily impacted by factors such as changes in government regulation, increased price competition, technological advancements and other adverse events.
  • 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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