St James's Place Ethical L

Investment management undertaken by Aberdeen Asset Management.

  • 245.70p
    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.

  • 290.00p
    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?

  • 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).

  • 1.63%
    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.

  • 0.00%
    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 23 November 2020

Fund summary

Sector Global
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched April, 1999
Size £434m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis
Dividends paid Apr, Oct

Charges

Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.16%
Annual management charge 1.50%
Ongoing charges figure 1.63%

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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 15/16 -0.02%
  • 16/17 -0.29%
  • 17/18 -0.52%
  • 18/19 0.26%
  • 19/20 0.32%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.02%
  • 5 years -0.05%
  • Career -0.11%
  • 3 years 76.40%
  • 5 years 65.20%
  • Career 57.50%

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

Aberdeen SRI Team

Stephen Docherty has been head of global equities at Aberdeen since 2002, managing a team of 14 including fund managers, analysts and SRI researchers. He joined the company in 1994, having previously worked for Abbey National's Department of Actuarial Services within the Life Division. Docherty graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Aberdeen. Cindy Rose is Head of SRI Research on the Global equity team, conducting SRI research and analysis on companies in which the ethical funds invest. She joined Aberdeen in 1999 as an investment writer and web editor. Previously, she worked for United States Tax Court, Washington DC. Rose has an MSc in Comparative Literature from the University of Edinburgh.

Track record

Aberdeen Sri Team has 18.3 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.11%. During the worst period of relative performance (from May 2008 - October 2018) there was a decline of 40% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 36%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -36.00% (May 2008 - February 2009)
Relative -40.00% (May 2008 - October 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 31 July 2020

.0456% Microsoft Corp
.0398% Taiwan Semiconductor Co
.0375% Iqvia Hldgs Inc
.0347% Aia Group Ltd
.0343% Linde Plc
.0327% Equinix Reit Inc
.0325% Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc
.0316% Mastercard Inc
.0301% Lonza Group Ag
.0294% Kddi Corp
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Information Technology 28.00%
Health Care 21.00%
Financials 13.00%
Materials 11.00%
Industrials 9.00%
Consumer Staples 8.00%
Real Estate 3.00%
Communications 3.00%
Others 2.00%
Consumer Discretionary 2.00%

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