Sarasin GlobalSar Strategic A

Relaunched May 2006, now targets a real return from a broad range of investments.

  • 1121.00p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 2080.00p
    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?

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    Initial charge

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  • 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).

  • 1.74%
    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.

  • 1.90%
    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 23 January 2020

Fund summary

Sector Mixed Investment 20-60% Shares
Structure OEIC
Launched February, 1999
Size £221m
Yield 1.90%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 1 Jan, 1 Jul

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 1.74%

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Investment process

The fund seeks to provide a real return to shareholders over the medium term. The fund invests in a diversified portfolio of investments and will seek to avoid market setbacks by using a variety of protective measures. Investment selection will be on a Global Themes basis that are largely independent of any one region or market. These include Global Pricing Power, Global Convergence, Corporate Restructuring, Intellectual Property & Innovation, Efficiency & Automation.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 15/16 -0.06%
  • 16/17 -0.05%
  • 17/18 0.27%
  • 18/19 -0.05%
  • 19/20 -0.07%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.05%
  • 5 years 0.01%
  • Career 0.03%
  • 3 years 77.30%
  • 5 years 75.80%
  • Career 82.10%

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

Aram Compton

Aram joined Sarasin & Partners in 2007 as a Risk Analyst before moving to his current role in 2010. His previous experience includes equity-linked origination at ABN Amro Rothschild, and sell-side research at Jefferies International.

Track record

Aram Compton has 5.1 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.03%. During the worst period of relative performance (from February 2018 - May 2018) there was a decline of 5% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 7%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is 82%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -7.00% (May 2015 - September 2015)
Relative -5.00% (February 2018 - May 2018)

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 November 2019

6.2% Treasury 4.25% Gilt 07/12/27 Gbp0.01 Wi
4.8% Hm Treasury United Kingdom Dmo 3.5% Gilt 22/01/45 Gbp
3.5% Hm Treasury United Kingdom Dmo 4.75% Gilt 07/12/30 Gbp
3.3% Uk Tsy Gilt 4.2500% 07/12/49 Gbp
2% Uk Tsy Gilt 3.7500% 22/07/52 Gbp
1.8% Hm Treasury United Kingdom Dmo 4.75% Gilt 07/12/38 Gbp
1.8% Invesco Physical Gold Etc
1.7% Hm Treasury United Kingdom Dmo 4% Gilt 07/03/22 Gbp0.01
1.4% Eastspring Japan Dy-Rg Gbp
1.4% Nb Uncorrelated Strat-I5gbpa
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Financials 15.00%
Consumer Discretionary 15.00%
Information Technology 13.00%
Miscellaneous 12.00%
Consumer Staples 10.00%
Materials 8.00%
Health Care 6.00%
Communications 5.00%
Industrials 5.00%
Utilities 4.00%

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