Barings Global Emerging Markets A USD

Taking advantage of equity investments in developing economies

  • 3460.00p
    Price (Inc)

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  • -
    Price (Acc)

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  • 5.00% 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 1.50%
    Annual management charge

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  • 2.00%
    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.

  • 0.40%
    Yield

    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 21 October 2020

Fund summary

Sector
Structure OFFSHORE FUND
Launched February, 1992
Size £521m
Yield 0.40%
Charging basis
Dividends paid 30 Jun

Charges

Standard initial charge 5.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.50%
Ongoing charges figure 2.00%

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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 15/16 0.00%
  • 16/17 -0.35%
  • 17/18 0.00%
  • 18/19 0.03%
  • 19/20 0.86%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 0.05%
  • 3 years 0.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 78.20%

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

James Syme

Syme is the Head of Baring Asset Management’s Global Emerging Markets Equities Team which covers 28 countries on 4 continents. He joined Baring Asset Management in October 2006 after spending a total of nine years at SG Asset Management, where he was the Head of Global Emerging Markets Team for three years. Prior to that, Syme spent three years at Henderson Investors as an emerging markets portfolio manager. He holds a B.A. in Geography from Cambridge University and is a CFA charterholder.

Track record

James Syme has 4.4 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.05%. During the worst period of relative performance (from June 2004 - May 2006) there was a decline of 10% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 41%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is 78%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -41.00% (October 2007 - October 2008)
Relative -10.00% (June 2004 - May 2006)

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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Key Investor Information

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