For financial professionals in Ireland

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


EUR 25.57
As of 21/09/2021

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EUR 0.10 (0.40%)
As of 21/09/2021

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.



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.


The Fund invests at least two-thirds of its assets in a concentrated portfolio of shares (equities) and equity-related securities of companies, 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.


The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of taxation arrangements or 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.


  • 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. 


Gordon Mackay

Portfolio Manager

Industry since 1996. Joined Firm in 2016.


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 30/06/2021
A2 EUR (Net) MSCI AC World NR
Jun-2020 - Jun-2021 Jun-2019 - Jun-2020 Jun-2018 - Jun-2019 Jun-2017 - Jun-2018 Jun-2016 - Jun-2017
A2 EUR (Net) 27.99 9.99 7.08 11.29 21.25
MSCI AC World NR 31.90 3.53 8.42 8.17 15.70
Jun-2020 - Jun-2021 Jun-2019 - Jun-2020 Jun-2018 - Jun-2019 Jun-2017 - Jun-2018 Jun-2016 - Jun-2017
A2 EUR (Gross) 30.10 11.80 8.82 13.14 23.35
MSCI AC World NR + 2.50% 35.19 6.14 11.12 10.86 18.59
Cumulative & Annualised Performance (%)
As of 31/08/2021
A2 EUR (Net) MSCI AC World NR
  Cumulative Annualised
1MO YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
A2 EUR (Net) 2.69 21.21 26.35 15.35 15.44 16.54 10.28
MSCI AC World NR 2.97 20.14 30.33 13.79 12.97 14.18 9.31
3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
A2 EUR (Gross) - 17.36 18.55 12.09
MSCI AC World NR + 2.50% - 15.80 17.03 12.04
A2 EUR (Net) MSCI AC World NR
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
A2 EUR (Net) 6.44 14.16 -2.95 27.07 13.26
MSCI AC World NR 11.09 8.89 -4.84 28.93 6.65
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
A2 EUR (Gross) 8.31 16.11 -1.38 29.14 15.12
MSCI AC World NR + 2.50% 13.87 11.60 -2.45 32.15 9.32
Initial Charge 5.00%
Annual Charge 1.50%
Ongoing Charge
(As of 31/03/2021)


Top Holdings (As of 31/08/2021)
% of Fund
Alphabet 4.49
Microsoft 4.24
Novo Nordisk 3.50
Cooper Cos 3.29
ICON 3.25
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing 2.99
Housing Development Finance 2.88 2.88
Berkshire Hathaway 2.67
Intuit 2.59


  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Information on compliance with EU sustainable related disclosures can be found here.
  • 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.
  • Summary of Investor rights