Global Brands Fund
Share Class :
ISIN: LU0119620416
Overall Morningstar Rating
Global Brands Fund
ISIN: LU0119620416
Share Class :

Global Brands Fund

ISIN: LU0119620416
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.
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-2020

As of 22-May-2020

As of 30-Apr-2020

As of 22-May-2020

Performance of 100 USD invested
Performance of 100 USD invested

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.
Total Returns Average Annual Total Returns As of 30-Apr-2020 As of 31-Mar-2020
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class A USD (%) 3.82 9.92 9.27 10.59 9.71
MSCI World Net Index (%) -4.00 4.99 4.92 7.68 4.50
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class A USD (%) 3.82 32.79 55.79 173.58 508.88
MSCI World Net Index (%) -4.00 15.73 27.15 109.59 135.81
Morningstar Category Average (%) 1.38 -- -- -- --
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class A USD (%) -2.43 7.49 8.35 9.29 9.26
MSCI World Net Index (%) -10.39 1.92 3.25 6.57 3.96
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class A USD (%) -2.43 24.19 49.32 143.22 458.04
MSCI World Net Index (%) -10.39 5.87 17.31 88.98 112.58
Morningstar Category Average (%) -5.38 -- -- -- --
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Share Class A USD (%) 28.36 -2.72 25.12 4.36 4.96 4.63 19.23
MSCI World Net Index (%) 27.67 -8.71 22.40 7.51 -0.87 4.94 26.68
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Share Class A USD (%) 3.84 12.98 10.70 15.55 3.82
MSCI World Net Index (%) -4.17 14.65 13.22 6.48 -4.00
Total Returns
As of 30-Apr-2020
TIMEFRAME Share Class A USD (%) MSCI World Net Index (%)
1 Yr 3.82 -4.00
3 Yrs 9.92 4.99
5 Yrs 9.27 4.92
10 Yrs 10.59 7.68
Since Inception 9.71 4.50
TIMEFRAME Share Class A USD (%) MSCI World Net Index (%) Morningstar Category Average (%)
1 Yr 3.82 -4.00 1.38
3 Yrs 32.79 15.73 --
5 Yrs 55.79 27.15 --
10 Yrs 173.58 109.59 --
Since Inception 508.88 135.81 --
As of 31-Mar-2020
TIMEFRAME Share Class A USD (%) MSCI World Net Index (%)
1 Yr -2.43 -10.39
3 Yrs 7.49 1.92
5 Yrs 8.35 3.25
10 Yrs 9.29 6.57
Since Inception 9.26 3.96
TIMEFRAME Share Class A USD (%) MSCI World Net Index (%) Morningstar Category Average (%)
1 Yr -2.43 -10.39 -5.38
3 Yrs 24.19 5.87 --
5 Yrs 49.32 17.31 --
10 Yrs 143.22 88.98 --
Since Inception 458.04 112.58 --
TIMEFRAME Share Class A USD (%) MSCI World Net Index (%)
2019 28.36 27.67
2018 -2.72 -8.71
2017 25.12 22.40
2016 4.36 7.51
2015 4.96 -0.87
2014 4.63 4.94
2013 19.23 26.68
TIMEFRAME Share Class A USD (%) MSCI World Net Index (%)
2016 3.84 -4.17
2017 12.98 14.65
2018 10.70 13.22
2019 15.55 6.48
2020 3.82 -4.00
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.
Risk/Return Statistics

    Share Class A Index
Excess Return (%) 4.93 --
Alpha (%) 5.86 --
Beta 0.71 1.00
Information ratio 0.61 --
R squared 0.74 1.00
Tracking error (%) 8.14 --
Volatility (Standard deviation) (%) 13.22 16.05
Down-capture ratio (%) 61.45 100.00
Up-capture ratio (%) 86.94 100.00
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.
Composition 4 As of 30-Apr-2020
  Fund Index
Consumer Staples 34.69 8.70
Information Technology 31.06 19.57
Health Care 20.80 14.67
Industrials 4.45 10.00
Consumer Discretionary 2.67 10.78
Financials 2.34 13.02
Communication Services 1.34 8.89
Cash 2.09 --
May not sum to 100% due to the exclusion of other assets and liabilities.

Geography4 As of 30-Apr-2020
  Fund Index
United States 66.56 65.64
United Kingdom 17.38 4.67
France 5.32 3.30
Germany 4.90 2.65
Netherlands 2.77 1.32
Italy 0.42 0.64
Cash 2.09 --
May not sum to 100% due to the exclusion of other assets and liabilities.

Holdings As of 30-Apr-2020
Fund Index
Microsoft Corp 9.45 3.35
Reckitt Benckiser plc 8.25 0.15
Philip Morris Inc 7.82 0.30
Visa Inc 5.35 0.79
Accenture plc 4.97 0.30
Sap Se 4.90 0.30
Baxter International Inc 4.40 0.11
Procter & Gamble Co. 4.16 0.76
Danaher Corp 3.94 0.26
Abbott Laboratories 3.87 0.42
Total 57.11 --

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 (%) 89.99 --
Number of holdings 30 1,640
Free cash flow yield
(Next 12 Months) (%)
4.40 4.42
Price/earnings (Next 12 months) 22.03 18.56
Dividend Yield (Next 12 Months) (%) 2.20 2.56
Investment Team
William Lock
Head of International Equity Team
28 years industry experience
Bruno Paulson
Managing Director
26 years industry experience
Dirk Hoffmann-Becking
Executive Director
22 years industry experience
Nic Sochovsky
Managing Director
22 years industry experience
Vladimir Demine
Head of ESG Research
18 years industry experience
Nathan Wong
Executive Director
20 years industry experience
Marcus Watson
Executive Director
12 years industry experience
Alex Gabriele
Executive Director
11 years industry experience
Richard Perrott
Executive Director
14 years industry experience
Fei Teng
Fei Teng
Senior Associate
Helena Miles
Helena Miles
Senior Associate
Team members may be subject to change at any time without notice.

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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 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.

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Only A and C share classes of the Fund are authorized by the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong to be offered to the public in Hong Kong. 


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