Scottish Widows Global Growth A

Invests in equities worldwide including in the UK

  • 172.50p Price (Inc)
  • - Price (Acc)
  • 0.00% Initial charge
  • 1.50% Annual management charge
  • 1.62% Ongoing charges
  • 0.70% Yield

Prices as at 09 December 2019, fund data last updated 08 July 2003

The objective of this fund is to provide long term capital growth through investment in a broad portfolio of primary equities worldwide, including the UK.

Fund summary

Sector Global
Structure OEIC
Launched November, 1994
Size £963m
Yield 0.70%
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 1.50%
Ongoing charges figure 1.62%

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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 14/15 -0.46%
  • 15/16 -0.03%
  • 16/17 -0.05%
  • 17/18 -0.15%
  • 18/19 -0.42%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.21%
  • 5 years -0.22%
  • Career -0.22%
  • 3 years 20.90%
  • 5 years 19.20%
  • Career 18.10%

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

William Low

Low was appointed Head of Global Equities within SWIP's International Equities team in 2011. He previously spent 15 years at BlackRock, ultimately as Director and Portfolio Manager leading its Europe, Australasia and the Far East (EAFE) portfolio team. Before this, he was an Investment Manager at Dunedin Fund Managers with responsibility for leading and managing key portfolios with both Pacific Basin and Asia ex Japan mandates.

Track record

William Low has 8.2 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.22%. During the worst period of relative performance (from May 2012 - August 2019) there was a decline of 22% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 14%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -14.00% (March 2015 - September 2015)
Relative -22.00% (May 2012 - August 2019)

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 28 June 2019

8.09% Scottish Widows Unit Trust Managers Emerging Markets Cls X Acc Nav
2.33% Apple Inc
2.29% Cme S&P 500 Emini Sep19 Future (Exp 20/09/19)
1.73% Microsoft Corp
1.5% Amazon.com Inc
1.04% Ishares Msci World Ucits Etf Inc Gbp
1.03% Cisco Systems Inc
1.01% Jpmorgan Chase & Co
.96% Roche Hldg Ag
.87% Alphabet Inc
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Financials 17.00%
Technology 16.00%
Health Care 12.00%
Consumer Services 11.00%
Equities 9.00%
Industrials 9.00%
Consumer Goods 8.00%
Oil & Gas 5.00%
Utilities 5.00%
Basic Materials 3.00%

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