Global Sustainable Equity Fund

By focusing on companies that have a positive impact on the environment and society, our low-carbon investment approach aims to deliver compounding growth and attractive investment returns.

ISIN
GB00BGQVHT66

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EUR 14.91
As of 22/10/2020

1-Day Change
EUR -0.10 (-0.67%)
As of 22/10/2020

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

DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR STRATEGY

  • Established strategy built on a 29-year history of sustainable investing and innovative thought leadership
  • High-conviction portfolio with companies selected for their compounding growth potential and positive impact on the environment and society
  • Commitment to provide clients with high standards of engagement, transparency and measurement

INVESTING WITH POSITIVE IMPACT

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe there is a strong link between sustainable development, innovation and long-term compounding growth.

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Our investment framework seeks to invest in companies that have a positive impact on the environment and society, while at the same time helping us stay on the right side of disruption.

We believe this approach will provide clients with a persistent return source, deliver future compound growth and help mitigate downside risk.

The guiding principle of our investment philosophy evolves around: Is the world a better place because of this company?”

Hamish Chamberlayne, CFA
Head of Global Sustainable Equity |Portfolio Manager

Investment Considerations

Global Sustainable Equity Fund Venn Diagram

Companies are analysed and selected using a triple bottom line framework, considering how companies generate profits and their impact on people and the planet.

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Past performance is not a guide to future performance. 
 

KEY DOCUMENTS

Investment
Principles
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Annual sustainability
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Quarterly impact
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INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE

The Fund aims to provide capital growth over the long term (5 years or more).

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The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in shares (also known as equities) of companies, of any size, in any industry, in any country. The Fund will invest in companies whose products and services are considered by the investment manager as contributing to positive environmental or social change and thereby have an impact on the development of a sustainable global economy. The Fund will avoid investing in companies that the investment manager considers to potentially have a negative impact on the development of a sustainable global economy.

The Fund may also invest in other assets including Collective Investment Schemes (including those managed by Janus Henderson) and 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 World Index, which is broadly representative of the companies in which it may invest, as this can provide a useful comparator for assessing the Fund's performance. The investment manager has discretion to choose investments for the Fund with weightings different to the index or not in the index.

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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.

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Hamish Chamberlayne, CFA

Head of Global Sustainable Equities | Portfolio Manager

Industry since 2003. Joined Firm in 2011.

Aaron Scully, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Industry since 1998. Joined Firm in 2001.

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 30/09/2020
A Acc EUR HEDGED MSCI World Index IA Global Equity
 
Quarter End
As of 30/09/2020
Sep-2019 - Sep-2020 Sep-2018 - Sep-2019 Sep-2017 - Sep-2018 Sep-2016 - Sep-2017 Sep-2015 - Sep-2016
22.00% - - - -
MSCI World Index 7.44% - - - -
IA Global Equity - - - - -

Index Description

The MSCI World Index is a measure of the combined performance of large and medium sized companies from developed stock markets around the world. It 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 30/09/2020
A Acc EUR HEDGED (Net) MSCI World Index
 
  Cumulative Annualised
1MO YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
25/10/2018
A Acc EUR HEDGED (Net) 2.38% 18.83% 22.00% - - - 21.80%
MSCI World Index -2.95% 0.38% 7.44% - - - -

Index Description

The MSCI World Index is a measure of the combined performance of large and medium sized companies from developed stock markets around the world. It 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 4.50%
Annual Charge 1.50%
Ongoing Charge
(As of 31/03/2020)
1.69%

Portfolio

Top Holdings (As of 30/09/2020)
% OF FUND
Microsoft 4.95
Adobe 3.80
Lam Research 3.18
salesforce.com 3.08
Nintendo 3.08
Autodesk 2.97
Humana 2.84
SAP 2.36
Schneider Electric 2.33
Progressive 2.24

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.
  • 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.
  • The Fund follows a sustainable investment approach, which may cause it to be overweight and/or underweight in certain sectors and thus perform differently than funds that have a similar objective but which do not integrate sustainable investment criteria when selecting securities.
  • 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.
  • If you invest through a third party provider you are advised to consult them directly as charges, performance and terms and conditions may differ materially.
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