Ninety One Global Special Situations I

Unrestricted global fund with a contrarian investment process.

  • 229.37p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 324.25p
    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

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  • 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).

  • 0.87%
    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.

  • 1.00%
    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 09 April 2021

Fund summary

Sector Global
Structure OEIC
Launched December, 2007
Size £209m
Yield 1.00%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 31 Jul

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 0.87%

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Investment process

The Fund aims to provide long term total returns primarily through investment in the shares of companies around the world. Investments will largely be determined by the application of a contrarian investment process and will be in a selection of companies which will not be restricted either by size, industry, or geographical location

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Average monthly relative returns

  • 16/17 0.82%
  • 17/18 0.33%
  • 18/19 -0.71%
  • 19/20 -2.84%
  • 20/21 2.06%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.49%
  • 5 years -0.07%
  • Career -0.12%
  • 3 years 33.70%
  • 5 years 50.00%
  • Career 46.80%

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

Alessandro Dicorrado / Steve Woolley

Track record

Alessandro Dicorrado / Steve Woolley has 5.3 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.12%. During the worst period of relative performance (from July 2018 - September 2020) there was a decline of 43% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 42%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -42.00% (August 2018 - March 2020)
Relative -43.00% (July 2018 - September 2020)

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

5.8% American Express Co
5.5% Bank Of America Corp
4.2% Citigroup Inc
4.1% Travis Perkins
4.1% Bayer Ag
3.6% Continental Ag
3.4% Twitter Inc
3.4% Delphi Technologies Plc
3.3% Mckesson Corp
3.2% Autonation Inc
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Industrials 28.00%
Financials 22.00%
Consumer Discretionary 18.00%
Communications 10.00%
Information Technology 8.00%
Health Care 7.00%
Real Estate 4.00%
Energy 2.00%

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