Institutional Global Responsible Managed Fund

A global equity strategy employing an integrated approach to sustainable and responsible investment (SRI).

ISIN
GB0031833402

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GBP 243.60p
As of 23/10/2020

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GBP 0.50p (0.21%)
As of 23/10/2020

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

INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE

The Fund aims to provide capital growth over the long term (5 years or more) by investing in companies that are responsibly run, giving due consideration to environmental, social and governance issues.

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The Fund invests in shares (also known as equities) and bonds of companies and issuers, in any industry, in any country, and will normally have significant allocations to the UK as well as other countries.
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 IA Mixed Investment 40–85% Shares sector average, which is based on a peer group of broadly similar funds, as this limits the level of exposure the Fund may have to company shares. The investment manager has a high degree of freedom to choose individual investments for the Fund and to vary allocations between asset types within the constraints of the sector.

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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

  • Invests globally in companies strategically aligned with environmental and social megatrends: climate change, resource constraints, growing populations, and ageing populations.
  • Avoids investing in fossil fuels and companies that stand to be disrupted by the transition to a low-carbon economy.
  • Experienced team of global equity investors employing a long-term approach and disciplined fundamental analysis.
Past performance is not a guide to future performance. 
 

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Hamish Chamberlayne, CFA

Head of Global Sustainable Equities | Portfolio Manager

Industry since 2003. Joined Firm in 2011.

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 IA Mixed Investment 40 - 85% Shares
 
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
9.26% 10.20% 7.35% 8.76% 14.81%
IA Mixed Investment 40 - 85% Shares -0.04% 4.33% 5.43% 9.25% 15.80%

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 (Net) IA Mixed Investment 40 - 85% Shares
 
  Cumulative Annualised
1MO YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
29/07/2002
A Acc (Net) 1.43% 7.07% 9.26% 8.93% 10.04% 9.16% 7.68%
IA Mixed Investment 40 - 85% Shares -0.39% -2.33% -0.04% 3.21% 6.82% 6.08% 6.61%

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)
1.70%

Portfolio

Top Holdings (As of 30/09/2020)
% OF FUND
Microsoft 2.74
Adobe 2.07
Lam Research 1.82
Nintendo 1.73
Autodesk 1.69
salesforce.com 1.69
Humana 1.56
AstraZeneca 1.34
SAP 1.33
Schneider Electric 1.26

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  • ​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.
  • An issuer of a bond (or money market instrument) may become unable or unwilling to pay interest or repay capital to the Fund. If this happens or the market perceives this may happen, the value of the bond will fall.
  • When interest rates rise (or fall), the prices of different securities will be affected differently. In particular, bond values generally fall when interest rates rise. This risk is generally greater the longer the maturity of a bond investment.
  • 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 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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