Jupiter International Financials I

Seeking long term capital growth principally through investment in equities of the financial sector.

  • 151.31p
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Prices as at 15 January 2021

The fund seeks to achieve long term capital growth principally through investment worldwide in the equities of financial sector companies. The objectives and strategies are similar to the manager's existing long only Jupiter Financial Opportunities fund with a notable difference being that Financial Opportunities has to be 50% invested at all times. The International Financials fund may also use derivatives more extensively rather than simply for hedging purposes. The new fund also has a 15% performance fee.

Fund summary

Sector Specialist
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched September, 2011
Size £51m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis
Dividends paid Acc units only

Charges

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 1.08%

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Investment process

The Fund invests in a global portfolio of equities, equity related securities (including derivatives), cash, near cash, fixed interest securities, currency exchange transactions, index linked securities, money market instruments (MMIs) and deposits. At times the portfolio may be concentrated in any one or a combination of such assets and, as well as holding physical long positions the manager may create synthetic long and short positions through derivatives. The manager's intention is that returns will be less volatile than stock market indices, although this cannot be guaranteed. The ability to short using derivatives means that the manager can take advantage of perceived over-valuations and aim to protect capital when financial stocks are falling. It is hoped that the smaller size of the Financial Opportunities fund should provide more flexibility to deal in smaller cap financials. The manager performs company research and analysis, focusing on quality of earnings. Concentrated portfolios are often formed with the manager reducing position size as shares approach fair value. Positions will generally be in large and mid-cap companies. Ideas are generated from 1) Company meetings 2) Internal Jupiter analysts 3) Other fund managers 4) Stockbroker sales & research 5) Media & conferences. The manager applies a top-down approach firstly identifying macro themes with stocks then being found to fit these themes. The manager has significant investments in the absolute return vehicles.

The manager has one of strongest long term track records across the industry. Whilst managing his previous Financial Opportunities mandate he made some astute asset allocation decisions which successfully protected investors capital going into the credit crisis and subsequently captured part of the rebound in prices.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 16/17 -1.48%
  • 17/18 0.51%
  • 18/19 0.39%
  • 19/20 0.46%
  • 20/21 2.33%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 1.06%
  • 5 years 0.44%
  • Career 0.51%
  • 3 years 96.90%
  • 5 years 88.30%
  • Career 99.70%

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

Guy de Blonay

De Blonay joined Jupiter in May 2010 and is a member of the Financials team. Previously, he worked at New Star/Henderson for eight years, managing the Global Financials fund, the Financial Opportunities Investment Trust and a financials hedge fund. Prior to this, he worked from 1995-2001 as an analyst at Jupiter, serving as co-manager of the Jupiter Ecology fund. De Blonay studied Law at the University of Geneva and Philosophy at the Institut Florimont.

Track record

Guy De Blonay has 17.8 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.51%. During the worst period of relative performance (from February 2009 - December 2016) there was a decline of 35% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 51%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is more than 99%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -51.00% (October 2007 - February 2009)
Relative -35.00% (February 2009 - December 2016)

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

5.3281% Paypal Hldgs Inc
4.8113% Mercadolibre Inc
4.2957% S&P Global
4.0768% Lse
4.0464% Fidelity National Info Services Inc
4.0032% Sea Ltd
3.9856% Okta Inc
3.8611% Adyen
3.6819% Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd
3.4417% Costar Group Inc
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Software 43.00%
Financial Services 32.00%
Support Services 21.00%
Retailers - General 10.00%
Property Shares 6.00%
Banks 5.00%
Insurance 4.00%
Hardware 2.00%

Portfolio

Sector exposure is expected to concentrate in the banking sector although positions may be taken in other sectors when the manager considers it appropriate for market conditions.

Constraints

The portfolio will be unconstrained in terms of global market sectors. Investment strategies will however focus on the manager's area of expertise (Financials) Internal exposure guidelines: Gross (net long + net short): 150% Net (long - short): +/- 60% Value at risk limit of 20% has to be adhered to Individual stock limits of 10%

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