Royal London Sustainable Leaders A

UK, large cap, sustainable fund

  • 685.00p
    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?

  • 5.00% 1.76%

    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!

  • 1.50%
    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).

  • 1.53%
    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.

  • 0.70%

    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 18 September 2020

The Fund’s investment objective is to achieve capital growth over the medium term (3-5 years) by investing at least 80% in the shares of UK companies listed on the London Stock Exchange that are deemed to make a positive contribution to society. Investments in the Fund will adhere to the Manager’s ethical and sustainable investment policy. The Fund's performance target is to outperform, after the deduction of charges, the FTSE All-Share Index (the "Index") over a rolling 5-year period.

Fund summary

Sector UK All Companies
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched May, 1990
Size £1,959m
Yield 0.70%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 31 Jan, 31 Jul


Standard initial charge 5.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 1.76%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.50%
Ongoing charges figure 1.53%


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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 15/16 0.00%
  • 16/17 0.00%
  • 17/18 0.00%
  • 18/19 0.17%
  • 19/20 0.00%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 0.21%
  • 3 years 0.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 0.00%

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

Michael Fox

Fox is Head of Sustainable Investments at RLAM. He joined CIS in 1999 and spent 2 years as an analyst. This was followed by 2 years running pension funds. Fox is a qualified Chartered Accountant

Track record

The track record of Michael Fox in managing mutual funds in this sector is still too short for us to draw any meaningful conclusions and so our assessment is based largely on qualitative aspects.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -4.00% (February 2005 - April 2005)
Relative -4.00% (January 2005 - September 2005)

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

5.1052% Astrazeneca Plc
4.7929% Rentokil Initial Plc
4.4714% Sage Group Plc
4.355% Segro Reit Gbp0.1
4.3523% London Stock Exchange Group
4.2897% Experian Group Ltd Usd0.1
4.1577% Croda International Plc
4.1181% Sse Plc
3.9132% Glaxosmithkline
3.2688% Relx Nv
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Industrials 22.00%
Financials 20.00%
Health Care 18.00%
Technology 13.00%
Utilities 8.00%
Consumer Services 6.00%
Consumer Goods 6.00%
Basic Materials 5.00%

Key Investor Information