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Aubrey Global Emerging Markets Opportunities RC1 GBP

Concentrated emerging markets strategy with a consumer focus

  • 24842.00p
    Price (Inc)

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    Price (Acc)

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  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 0.75%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.09%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 0.00%

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Prices as at 30 July 2021

The fund aims to achieve capital appreciation by investing in large and mid-cap companies focused on the growth in consumption and services within the Emerging Markets. The manager, John Dalrymple, invests with an absolute return mindset and is unconstrained by any index. He identifies secular growth trends and invests from the bottom-up in quality companies with strong growth potential. The portfolio is concentrated to 30-45 holdings and turnover can be high as there is high competition for capital within the fund. The fund is a best ideas portfolio at any given time.

Fund summary

Sector Global Emerging Markets
Launched March, 2015
Size £250m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid Acc units only


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 1.09%


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Investment process

Aubrey is an boutique based in Edinburgh. Their investment style is focused on the absolute returns of their strategies, which is highly aligned with what we look for in our managers. The philosophy and process of this fund makes it highly differentiated from it peers within the emerging markets space and we believe this fund is a strong holding for investors looking for growth from the emerging markets. In addition the fund is complimentary for existing emerging market and Asian funds on our list.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 16/17 1.43%
  • 17/18 -0.21%
  • 18/19 0.36%
  • 19/20 1.76%
  • 20/21 0.39%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.84%
  • 5 years 0.75%
  • Career 0.93%
  • 3 years 50.00%
  • 5 years 50.00%
  • Career 95.10%

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

Andrew Dalrymple

Dalrymple founded Aubrey in 2006, as Director and CIO, as well as Lead Global and GEM Investment Manager. Prior to this he joined Stewart Ivory from 1998 and become part of First State Investments global team in 2001. He previously spent six years working at SG Warburg covering Asian markets and at James Capel in the UK, followed by a move to Hong Kong with James Capel (Asia) Ltd in 1991. He started his investment management career at Cazenove in 1984, where he specialised in Asian equities. Dalrymple holds a Bachelor of Arts with honours in Economics from Cambridge University and joined the British Army in 1981.

Track record

Andrew Dalrymple has 7 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.93%. During the worst period of relative performance (from February 2000 - July 2001) there was a decline of 34% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 57%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is 95%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -57.00% (February 2000 - January 2003)
Relative -34.00% (February 2000 - July 2001)

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 30 June 2020

5.7% Sea Ltd
5.4% Meituan Dianping
4.9% Proya Cosmetics
4.4% Tencent
3.6% Alibaba Group
3.5% Yihai International
3.2% Yifeng Pharmacy
3.1% Dino Polska
3.1% Alibaba Health
2.9% Wuliangye Yibin
Source: Aubrey


- 30 to 45 holdings


- no sector or country limits - position sizes between 1.5% and 7%

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