ASI Financial Equity I

Invests in the equities of banks, insurance and property companies worldwide.

  • 189.59p
    Price (Inc)

    These are the shares in the fund that pay out an income to clients. The income is made up of the total dividends – the money a company can pay out to its investors – from the companies in the fund.

  • -
    Price (Acc)

    These are the shares in the fund that don’t pay out an income to clients. Any dividends – the money a company can pay out to its investors – are reinvested into companies in the fund. Despite no income, the shares should be worth more over time. Good incentive, eh?

  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

    Some funds charge you when you first invest, which is aptly known as the initial charge. They’re usually between 3-5% but at Bestinvest, we usually don’t charge you a penny!

  • 0.75%
    Annual management charge

    This is how much the fund management company charges to run the fund. It’s like paying a babysitter, dog sitter or house sitter (that makes well-informed, heavily researched changes to improve your baby/dog/house when needed).

  • 0.89%
    Ongoing charges

    This stands for Ongoing Charges Figure. It’s the cost of running a fund and includes admin fees, manager fees, administration costs, etc.

  • 0.60%

    How much the fund is currently paying out in income to investors. It’s NOT to be confused with the overall growth of a fund – a very different thing indeed. It’s also NOT a guarantee of future pay-outs, just a snapshot. This is more what it’s not than what it is…

Prices as at 30 July 2021

Fund summary

Sector Specialist
Structure OEIC
Launched June, 2015
Size £51m
Yield 0.60%
Charging basis
Dividends paid 28 Feb


Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.75%
Ongoing charges figure 0.89%


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Investment process

The aim of this Fund is to provide competitive long-term growth through direct and indirect investment principally in securities issued by UK and overseas financial institutions such as banking, insurance, financial services and property companies, and investment trusts.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 16/17 -0.71%
  • 17/18 0.24%
  • 18/19 0.72%
  • 19/20 0.66%
  • 20/21 -1.08%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.10%
  • 5 years -0.03%
  • Career 0.00%
  • 3 years 65.50%
  • 5 years 54.80%
  • Career 64.10%

Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

Aberdeen Global Equity Team

Track record

Aberdeen Global Equity Team has 7.3 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -00%. During the worst period of relative performance (from September 2020 - May 2021) there was a decline of 16% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 23%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -23.00% (July 2019 - March 2020)
Relative -16.00% (September 2020 - May 2021)

About the MRI

Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.


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Top 10 holdings

Data accurate as at 31 July 2020

6.9% Visa Inc
5.9% Intercontinental Exchange Inc
4.4% Schwab (Charles) Corp
4.3% Experian Plc
4.2% Housing Development Finance Corp
4.1% Cme Group Inc
3.9% Deutsche Borse Ag
3.5% Japan Exchange Group Inc
3.5% Ayala Land Inc
3.4% First Republic Bank San Francisco
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Financials 66.00%
Information Technology 15.00%
Real Estate 12.00%
Industrials 4.00%
Others 2.00%

Key Investor Information