Scottish Widows Latin American A

Equity fund invested in Latin American companies.

  • 365.20p
    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% 0.00%

    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).

  • 1.88%
    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.

  • 1.70%

    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 02 December 2020

Fund summary

Sector Specialist
Structure OEIC
Launched June, 1997
Size £5m
Yield 1.70%
Charging basis
Dividends paid Acc units only


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 1.88%


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Investment process

To give long-term capital growth by investing in, mainly, shares of companies operating in Latin American countries.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 15/16 -0.10%
  • 16/17 -0.27%
  • 17/18 -0.66%
  • 18/19 -0.07%
  • 19/20 0.79%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.02%
  • 5 years -0.06%
  • Career -0.18%
  • 3 years 71.20%
  • 5 years 59.90%
  • Career 32.30%

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

Iain Fulton

Fulton joined SWIP in July 2005 is an investment director in the global equity team. An Associate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals, he commenced his career in fund management in 1996. Since then he has managed US, Japanese and global equity funds at Alliance Trust plc and Aegon Asset Management. At Alliance Trust, he also served as Head of Equity Research. Fulton holds a first class MA (Hons) in Scottish History from the University of St Andrews.

Track record

Iain Fulton has 13.1 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.18%. During the worst period of relative performance (from February 2008 - January 2020) there was a decline of 37% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 30%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -30.00% (December 2007 - February 2009)
Relative -37.00% (February 2008 - January 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 30 June 2020

9.28% Vale Sa
5.78% Itau Unibanco Hldg Sa
5.56% B3 Sa - Brasil, Bolsa, Balcao
4.92% Petroleo Brasileiro Sa Petrobras
4.67% Banco Bradesco Sa
3.62% Magazine Luiza Sa
3.33% Fomento Economico Mexcano Sab De Cv
3.24% America Movil Sab De Cv
2.97% Petroleo Brasileiro Sa Petrobras
2.85% Weg Sa
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Financials 27.00%
Consumer Services 19.00%
Basic Materials 12.00%
Oil & Gas 11.00%
Industrials 10.00%
Consumer Goods 6.00%
Utilities 4.00%
Money Market 3.00%
Telecommunications 3.00%
Technology 2.00%

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