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

The objective of the Fund is to provide long-term capital appreciation through investment primarily in equity securities issued world-wide.

 
27
Number of holdings
5.71
Tracking error (3 yr) (%)
Feb '03
Share Class Launch Date
 
 
Pricing & Performance

Past performance is not indicative of future results. Please click here for additional performance disclosures and important information, which should be reviewed carefully.

As of 31-Oct-2017

As of 23-Nov-2017


Performance of 100 GBP invested
Performance of 100 GBP invested

    
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
 
 
Average Annual Total Returns As of 31-Oct-2017 As of 30-Sep-2017
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class I ACC GBP (%) 11.22 18.09 15.50 13.00 13.35
MSCI World Net Index (%) 12.88 15.06 15.96 8.86 10.50
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class I ACC GBP (%) 11.78 16.96 14.60 12.72 13.12
MSCI World Net Index (%) 14.41 14.70 15.18 8.66 10.35
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Share Class I ACC GBP (%) 9.40 17.66 11.92 12.01 25.51
MSCI World Net Index (%) 10.74 24.32 11.46 4.87 28.24
 
Average Annual Total Returns
TIMEFRAME Share Class I ACC MSCI World Net Index
1 Yr 11.22 12.88
3 Yrs 18.09 15.06
5 Yrs 15.50 15.96
10 Yrs 13.00 8.86
Since Inception 13.35 10.50
TIMEFRAME Share Class I ACC MSCI World Net Index
1 Yr 11.78 14.41
3 Yrs 16.96 14.70
5 Yrs 14.60 15.18
10 Yrs 12.72 8.66
Since Inception 13.12 10.35
TIMEFRAME Share Class I ACC MSCI World Net Index
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
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
 
 
Risk/Return StatisticsAs of 31-Oct-2017

TIMEFRAME:
    Share Class I ACC Index
Alpha (%) 3.04 --
Beta 1.05 1.00
R squared 0.76 1.00
Information ratio 0.53 --
Tracking error (%) 5.71 --
Volatility (Standard deviation) (%) 11.69 9.72
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
 
 
Composition As of 31-Oct-2017
  Fund Index
Consumer Staples 44.29 8.90
Information Technology 28.90 17.08
Consumer Discretionary 11.09 12.09
Industrials 5.84 11.50
Health Care 4.75 11.95
Financials 1.79 18.06
Materials 0.85 5.16
Cash & equivalents 2.49 --
Total 100.00 --


Geography As of 31-Oct-2017
  Fund Index
United States 52.26 59.03
United Kingdom 27.66 6.60
France 8.66 4.02
Germany 4.82 3.66
Italy 1.77 0.91
Netherlands 1.26 1.38
Switzerland 1.09 2.98
Cash & equivalents 2.49 --
Total 100.00 --


Holdings As of 31-Oct-2017
Fund Index
Unilever plc 8.33 0.19
Microsoft Corp 7.88 1.56
British American Tobacco plc 7.82 0.38
Accenture plc 7.51 0.23
Reckitt Benckiser plc 6.93 0.15
Sap Se 4.82 0.29
L'Oreal 4.78 0.14
Visa Inc 4.75 0.52
Philip Morris Inc 4.13 0.42
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc 4.00 0.10
Total 60.95 --


Portfolio Characteristics As of 31-Oct-2017
Fund Index
Free cash flow yield (Next 12 Months) 4.75 5.10
P/E (Next 12 months) 20.61 16.91
Dividend Yield (Next 12 Months) 2.23 2.50
Number of holdings 27 1,652
 
 
Investment Team
Head of International Equity Team
25 years industry experience
Managing Director
15 years industry experience
Managing Director
25 years industry experience
Executive Director
19 years industry experience
Executive Director
19 years industry experience
Executive Director
15 years industry experience
Executive Director
17 years industry experience
Vice President
9 years industry experience
Vice President
8 years industry experience
Vice President
11 years industry experience
 
Insights by International Equity Team
GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER
Signs of Life in Tokyo?
Oct 30, 2017
With recovery in Japan underway, the International Equity Team asks whether the Japanese government’s efforts to bring about change offers investors high-quality opportunities today.
Investment View
Q&A with Nic Sochovsky
Dec 29, 2015
Nic Sochovsky, a portfolio manager on the International Equity Team, discusses the team’s significant exposure to what they consider high-quality Consumer Staples.
 
 
 

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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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