Global Brands Fund
Share Class :
 
ISIN: GB0032482498
 
 
Overall Morningstar Rating
Global Brands Fund
ISIN: GB0032482498
Share Class :

Global Brands Fund

SHARE CLASS :
ISIN: GB0032482498
 
Overall Morningstar Rating
 
 
 
Investment Objective
Long term growth of your investment.
Investment Approach
The investment team believes that high-quality companies can generate superior returns over the long term. Such companies are typically built on dominant market positions, underpinned by powerful, hard to replicate intangible assets that can generate high, unlevered returns on operating capital and strong free cash flows. Other characteristics are recurring revenue streams, pricing power, low capital intensity and organic growth.
 
27
Number of holdings
5.65
Tracking error (3 yr) (%)
Feb '03
Share Class Launch Date
 
 
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 31-Jan-2018

As of 23-Feb-2018


Performance of 100 GBP invested
Performance of 100 GBP invested

    
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.
 
 
Average Annual Total Returns As of 31-Jan-2018 As of 31-Dec-2017
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class I ACC GBP (%) 11.99 15.73 14.33 13.89 13.26
MSCI World Net Index (%) 11.32 13.89 14.13 10.04 10.45
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class I ACC GBP (%) 14.76 17.29 16.27 13.03 13.39
MSCI World Net Index (%) 11.80 14.56 15.82 9.17 10.50
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Share Class I ACC GBP (%) 9.39 9.40 17.66 11.92 12.01 25.51 14.76
MSCI World Net Index (%) -4.84 10.74 24.32 11.46 4.87 28.24 11.80
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Share Class I ACC GBP (%) 2.64 22.75 8.41 27.69 11.99
MSCI World Net Index (%) 11.98 17.08 0.50 32.04 11.32
 
Average Annual Total Returns
TIMEFRAME Share Class I ACC GBP (%) MSCI World Net Index (%)
1 Yr 11.99 11.32
3 Yrs 15.73 13.89
5 Yrs 14.33 14.13
10 Yrs 13.89 10.04
Since Inception 13.26 10.45
TIMEFRAME Share Class I ACC GBP (%) MSCI World Net Index (%)
1 Yr 14.76 11.80
3 Yrs 17.29 14.56
5 Yrs 16.27 15.82
10 Yrs 13.03 9.17
Since Inception 13.39 10.50
TIMEFRAME Share Class I ACC GBP (%) MSCI World Net Index (%)
2011 9.39 -4.84
2012 9.40 10.74
2013 17.66 24.32
2014 11.92 11.46
2015 12.01 4.87
2016 25.51 28.24
2017 14.76 11.80
TIMEFRAME Share Class I ACC GBP (%) MSCI World Net Index (%)
2014 2.64 11.98
2015 22.75 17.08
2016 8.41 0.50
2017 27.69 32.04
2018 11.99 11.32
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.
 
 
Risk/Return StatisticsAs of 31-Jan-2018

TIMEFRAME:
    Share Class I ACC Index
Alpha (%) 1.85 --
Beta 1.04 1.00
Information ratio 0.33 --
R squared 0.75 1.00
Sharpe ratio 1.35 1.43
Tracking error (%) 5.65 --
Volatility (Standard deviation) (%) 11.38 9.48
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.
 
 
 
Risk and Reward Profile As of 12-Feb-2018
 
 
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.
  • 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 Stock Connect program 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.
  • 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 Stock Connect program 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 31-Jan-2018
  Fund Index
Consumer Staples 42.95 8.74
Information Technology 30.40 17.13
Consumer Discretionary 9.12 12.58
Health Care 6.68 11.76
Industrials 5.74 11.71
Financials 2.50 18.26
Materials 0.80 5.24
Cash & equivalents 1.82 --
Total 100.00 --


Geography As of 31-Jan-2018
  Fund Index
United States 54.54 59.45
United Kingdom 27.09 6.46
France 7.90 4.04
Germany 4.29 3.69
Netherlands 2.74 1.34
Italy 1.63 0.92
Cash & equivalents 1.82 --
Total 100.00 --


Holdings As of 31-Jan-2018
Fund Index
British American Tobacco plc 8.84 0.37
Microsoft Corp 7.89 1.63
Accenture plc 7.41 0.23
Unilever plc 7.30 0.17
Reckitt Benckiser plc 6.35 0.15
Visa Inc 4.85 0.53
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc 4.30 0.13
Sap Se 4.29 0.26
L'Oreal 4.09 0.14
Zoetis Inc 4.06 0.09
Total 59.38 --

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 As of 31-Jan-2018
Fund Index
Active share (%) 93.66 --
Number of holdings 27 1,649
Free cash flow yield
(Next 12 Months) (%)
4.65 4.96
Price/earnings (Next 12 months) 21.17 16.92
Dividend Yield (Next 12 Months) (%) 2.17 2.41
 
 
Investment Team
Head of International Equity Team
26 years industry experience
Managing Director
24 years industry experience
Executive Director
20 years industry experience
Executive Director
20 years industry experience
Executive Director
16 years industry experience
Executive Director
18 years industry experience
Executive Director
10 years industry experience
Executive Director
8 years industry experience
Vice President
11 years industry experience
Team members may be subject to change at any time without notice.
 
 
Insights by International Equity Team
GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER
2018: Eyes Wide Open
Dec 31, 2017
The International Equity Team reflects on 2017 and discusses why they will keep a close eye on risk in 2018, and why high-quality companies remain the best relative bet.
Manager Q & A
Q&A with William Lock
Jan 15, 2018
William Lock discusses how a strategy that his team manages has incorporated the Buffett philosophy into a long standing, successful global investment strategy.
 
 
 

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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.

Past performance is not indicative of future results. The value of the investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount invested. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. 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 prospectus and key investor information document (KIID) contains this and other information about the fund. Please read the prospectus and KIID carefully before you invest.

1 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.

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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.

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 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.

Please note that Share Class A is now closed to further subscriptions because the Fund strategy is approaching its capacity limit.

The investment team started to manage the fund in June 2009.

 
 

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