Global Brands Fund

Share Class :
 
ISIN: LU0239683559
 
 
Overall Morningstar Rating1
Marketing Communication
Global Brands Fund
Marketing Communication
ISIN: LU0239683559
Share Class :

Global Brands Fund

SHARE CLASS :
ISIN: LU0239683559
 
Overall Morningstar Rating1

Marketing Communication

 
 
Investment Objective
Long term growth of your investment.
Investment Approach
The investment team believes that high quality companies built on dominant market positions and underpinned by powerful intangible assets can generate attractive returns over the long term. ESG analysis and active, portfolio manager-led engagement are fundamental to the investment process.

The value of the investments and the income from them will vary and there can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives.

 
 
Pricing & Performance

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. All performance data is calculated NAV to NAV, net of fees, and does not take account of commissions and costs incurred on the issue and redemption of units. The sources for all performance and Index data is Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Please click here for additional performance disclosures and important information, which should be reviewed carefully.

As of 30-Apr-2022

As of 18-May-2022

As of 30-Apr-2022

As of 18-May-2022


Performance of 100 USD invested
Performance of 100 USD invested

     
 
 
Average Annual Total Returns As of 30-Apr-2022 As of 31-Mar-2022
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class AX USD (%) 0.46 9.61 10.99 10.02 10.57
MSCI World Net Index (%) -3.52 10.41 10.17 10.05 9.47
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class AX USD (%) 10.00 11.92 12.28 10.47 11.01
MSCI World Net Index (%) 10.12 14.98 12.42 10.88 10.38
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Share Class AX USD (%) 21.45 11.92 28.35 -2.73 25.11 4.38 4.95 4.62 19.23 13.22
MSCI World Net Index (%) 21.82 15.90 27.67 -8.71 22.40 7.51 -0.87 4.94 26.68 15.83
Average Annual Total Returns
As of 30-Apr-2022
TIMEFRAME Share Class AX USD (%) MSCI World Net Index (%)
1 Yr 0.46 -3.52
3 Yrs 9.61 10.41
5 Yrs 10.99 10.17
10 Yrs 10.02 10.05
Since Inception 10.57 9.47
As of 31-Mar-2022
TIMEFRAME Share Class AX USD (%) MSCI World Net Index (%)
1 Yr 10.00 10.12
3 Yrs 11.92 14.98
5 Yrs 12.28 12.42
10 Yrs 10.47 10.88
Since Inception 11.01 10.38
TIMEFRAME Share Class AX USD (%) MSCI World Net Index (%)
2021 21.45 21.82
2020 11.92 15.90
2019 28.35 27.67
2018 -2.73 -8.71
2017 25.11 22.40
2016 4.38 7.51
2015 4.95 -0.87
2014 4.62 4.94
2013 19.23 26.68
2012 13.22 15.83

 
 
Risk/Return Statistics

TIMEFRAME:
    Share Class AX Index
Excess Return (%) -0.80 --
Alpha (%) 2.01 --
Beta 0.71 1.00
Information ratio -0.09 --
R squared 0.79 1.00
Tracking error (%) 8.58 --
Volatility (Standard deviation) (%) 14.66 18.33
Down-capture ratio (%) 72.52 100.00
Up-capture ratio (%) 74.82 100.00
 
 
 
Risk and Reward Profile As of 16-May-2022
 
 
Lower Risk
High Risk
Potentially
Lower Rewards
Potentially
Higher Rewards
 
The risk and reward category shown is based on historic data.
  • Historic figures are only a guide and may not be a reliable indicator of what may happen in the future.
  • As such this category may change in the future.
  • The higher the category, the greater the potential reward, but also the greater the risk of losing the investment. Category 1 does not indicate a risk free investment.
  • The fund is in this category because it invests in company shares and the fund's simulated and/or realised return has experienced high rises and falls historically.
  • The fund may be impacted by movements in the exchange rates between the fund's currency and the currencies of the fund's investments.
This rating does not take into account other risk factors which should be considered before investing, these include:
  • The fund relies on other parties to fulfill certain services, investments or transactions. If these parties become insolvent, it may expose the fund to financial loss.
  • Sustainability factors can pose risks to investments, for example: impact asset values, increased operational costs.
  • There may be an insufficient number of buyers or sellers which may affect the funds ability to buy or sell securities.
  • Investment in China A-Shares via Shanghai-Hong Kong and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect programs may also entail additional risks, such as risks linked to the ownership of shares.
  • Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and investors may lose all or a substantial portion of his or her investment.
  • The value of the investments and the income from them will vary and there can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives.
  • Investments may be in a variety of currencies and therefore changes in rates of exchange between currencies may cause the value of investments to decrease or increase. Furthermore, the value of investments may be adversely affected by fluctuations in exchange rates between the investor’s reference currency and the base currency of the investments.
The risk and reward category shown is based on historic data.
  • Historic figures are only a guide and may not be a reliable indicator of what may happen in the future.
  • As such this category may change in the future.
  • The higher the category, the greater the potential reward, but also the greater the risk of losing the investment. Category 1 does not indicate a risk free investment.
  • The fund is in this category because it invests in company shares and the fund's simulated and/or realised return has experienced high rises and falls historically.
  • The fund may be impacted by movements in the exchange rates between the fund's currency and the currencies of the fund's investments.
This rating does not take into account other risk factors which should be considered before investing, these include:
  • The fund relies on other parties to fulfill certain services, investments or transactions. If these parties become insolvent, it may expose the fund to financial loss.
  • Sustainability factors can pose risks to investments, for example: impact asset values, increased operational costs.
  • There may be an insufficient number of buyers or sellers which may affect the funds ability to buy or sell securities.
  • Investment in China A-Shares via Shanghai-Hong Kong and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect programs may also entail additional risks, such as risks linked to the ownership of shares.
  • Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and investors may lose all or a substantial portion of his or her investment.
  • The value of the investments and the income from them will vary and there can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives.
  • Investments may be in a variety of currencies and therefore changes in rates of exchange between currencies may cause the value of investments to decrease or increase. Furthermore, the value of investments may be adversely affected by fluctuations in exchange rates between the investor’s reference currency and the base currency of the investments.
 
 
 
 
Composition 4 As of 30-Apr-2022
  Fund Index
Information Technology 29.51 21.70
Consumer Staples 29.10 7.71
Health Care 22.71 13.37
Industrials 8.43 9.93
Financials 4.74 13.55
Consumer Discretionary 3.49 11.12
Cash 2.03 --
 
May not sum to 100% due to the exclusion of other assets and liabilities.


Geography4 As of 30-Apr-2022
  Fund Index
United States 75.23 68.45
United Kingdom 10.24 4.39
France 5.65 3.18
Germany 4.22 2.26
Netherlands 2.23 1.17
Italy 0.41 0.66
Cash 2.03 --
 
May not sum to 100% due to the exclusion of other assets and liabilities.


Holdings As of 30-Apr-2022
Fund Index
Philip Morris International Inc 9.06 0.29
Microsoft Corp 8.77 3.67
Reckitt Benckiser Group plc 6.83 0.10
Visa Inc 5.81 0.66
Danaher Corp 5.00 0.30
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 4.68 0.40
Accenture plc 4.41 0.35
Abbott Laboratories 4.32 0.37
Sap Se 4.22 0.20
Baxter International Inc 3.92 0.07
Total 57.02 --

These securities and percentage allocations are only for illustrative purposes and do not constitute, and should not be construed as, investment advice or recommendations with respect to the securities or investments mentioned.



Portfolio Characteristics
Fund Index
Active share (%) 90.10 --
Number of holdings 32 1,539
Price/free cash flow (NTM) 22.12 19.55
Price/earnings (Next 12 months) 22.11 16.13
Dividend Yield (%) 1.69 1.91
 
 
Investment Team
William Lock
Head of International Equity Team
30 years industry experience
Bruno Paulson
Managing Director
28 years industry experience
Nic Sochovsky
Managing Director
24 years industry experience
Marcus Watson
Managing Director
14 years industry experience
Alex Gabriele
Managing Director
13 years industry experience
Nathan Wong
Executive Director
22 years industry experience
Marte Borhaug
Head of Sustainable Outcomes
12 years industry experience
Vladimir Demine
Head of ESG Research
20 years industry experience
Richard Perrott
Executive Director
16 years industry experience
Isabelle Mast
Executive Director
17 years industry experience

Team members may be subject to change at any time without notice. The investment team currently has 14 members; information on additional team members can be found on MSIM.com.

 

 
 
 
 

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Performance data quoted is based on average annualized returns and net of fees.

The source for all performance and index data is Morgan Stanley Investment Management Limited.

Performance data for funds with less than one year's track record is not shown. Performance is calculated net of fees. YTD performance data is not annualised. Performance of other share classes, when offered, may differ. Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the fund carefully before investing.

The Fund is actively managed, and the management of the fund is not constrained by or compared to the composition of the Benchmark.

The use of leverage increases risks, such that a relatively small movement in the value of an investment may result in a disproportionately large movement, unfavourable as well as favourable, in the value of that investment and, in turn, the value of the Fund.

1 Ratings as of 30-Apr-2022. The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Ratings do not take into account sales loads.

The Europe/Asia and South Africa category (EAA) includes funds domiciled in European markets, major cross-border Asian markets where material numbers of European UCITS funds are available (principally Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan), South Africa, and selected other Asian and African markets where Morningstar believes it is of benefit to investors for the funds to be included in the EAA classification system.

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2 The MSCI World Net Index is a free float adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the global equity market performance of developed markets. The term "free float" represents the portion of shares outstanding that are deemed to be available for purchase in the public equity markets by investors. The performance of the Index is listed in U.S. dollars and assumes reinvestment of net dividends. The index is unmanaged and does not include any expenses, fees or sales charges. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Entry Charge is a maximum possible figure. In some cases you might pay less, you can find this out from your financial adviser. Ongoing Charges reflect the payments and expenses incurred during the fund's operation and are deducted from the assets of the fund over the period. It includes fees paid for investment management (Management Fee), trustee/custodian, and administration charges. The Minimum Initial Investment/Minimum Subsequent Investment amounts may be in US Dollars (or the Euro Yen or Sterling equivalent of the US Dollar amount). For more information please see the Charges and Expenses section of the prospectus.

4 May not sum to 100% due to rounding. For additional information regarding sector classification/definitions please visit www.msci.com/gics and the glossary page. Cash & Equivalents are defined as the value of assets that can be converted into cash immediately. These include commercial paper, open FX transactions, Treasury bills and other short-term instruments.  Such instruments are considered cash equivalents because they are deemed liquid and not subject to significant risk of changes in values.

William Lock, Bruno Paulson and Vladimir Demine started to manage the fund in June 2009.

WAM is the weighted average maturity of the portfolio. The WAM calculation utilizes the interest-rate reset date, rather than a security's stated final maturity, for variable- and floating- rate securities. By looking to a portfolio's interest rate reset schedule in lieu of final maturity dates, the WAM measure effectively captures a fund's exposure to interest rate movements and the potential price impact resulting from interest rate movements.

 

WAL is the weighted average life of the portfolio. The WAL calculation utilizes a security's stated final maturity date or, when relevant, the date of the next demand feature when the fund may receive payment of principal and interest (such as a put feature). Accordingly, WAL reflects how a portfolio would react to deteriorating credit (widening spreads) or tightening liquidity conditions.

 
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