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Stewart Investors Global Emerging Markets Sustainability B

  • 452.94p
    Price (Inc)

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    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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  • 0.90%
    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).

  • 0.94%
    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.

  • 0.50%
    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 16 September 2021

The Fund aims to generate attractive long-term, risk-adjusted returns by investing in the shares of those companies which are positioned to benefit from, and contribute to, the sustainable development of the countries in which they operate. Investment decisions around sustainability are based on three key points: Identifying companies who manage sustainability risks and opportunities and those with a positive sustainability impact; Inclusion of environmental, social and corporate governance matters in investment research; Engaging directly with companies on identified sustainability issues.

Fund summary

Sector Specialist
Structure OEIC
Launched
Size £508m
Yield 0.50%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid Acc units only

Charges

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Annual management charge 0.90%
Ongoing charges figure 0.94%

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Investment process

The fund's investment universe is companies operating in the emerging markets or whose business is predominately based in the emerging markets. The investment process will take account of sustainability themes and issues and requires positive engagement with companies in respect of these. A fundamental bottom up approach is used to selecting stocks, targeting companies that offer sustainable and predictable growth with an emphasis on company cash flow and balance sheet strength. The investment outlook is generally medium to long term and avoids 'momentum' type stocks. The fund's mandate means that it will be restricted from investment in some companies, which could impact performance when these areas are driving the market.

Stewart are experienced investors in Asia and Emerging Markets companies. Lead manager Jack Nelson works closely with the more experienced David Gait, who now has wider team responsibilities. The positive engagement tilt in the investment process results in it being classified as mid-green. Due to the cautious nature of the investment process this fund does tend to underperform in rising markets, but the fund has displayed downside protection characteristics in recent years. The fund was soft closed from 2012-18, but following its re-opening we added it to our buylist.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

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Bestinvest MRI

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

Track record

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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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Sector breakdown

Consumer Staples 36.00%
Information Technology 27.00%
Financials 9.00%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 9.00%
Health Care 7.00%
Consumer Discretionary 6.00%
Industrials 3.00%
Communications 2.00%

Portfolio

The fund holds approximately 40-60 stocks. They cannot hold less than 30 stocks.

Key Investor Information

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