Threadneedle Global Select C1

Global portfolio of stocks whose manager is supported by Threadneedle's regional desks.

  • 305.10p
    Price (Inc)

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  • -
    Price (Acc)

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  • 3.75% 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 1.50%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.66%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 0.00%

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Prices as at 02 December 2020, fund data last updated 02 February 2011

This international equity portfolio is primarily selected from the best ideas of Threadneedle’s regional teams. The London-based global equity team attempts to place these in an international context by analysing them on a sector basis. The fund keeps fairly close to index weightings, making it a relatively less risky option in its peer group.

Fund summary

Sector Global
Structure OEIC
Launched August, 1997
Size £1,118m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid Acc units only


Standard initial charge 3.75%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.50%
Ongoing charges figure 1.66%


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Investment process

The fund aims to achieve above average capital growth through a portfolio of international equities. The bulk of the portfolio is chosen from a “core list” of around 300 stocks which represent the best ideas of Threadneedle's regional research desks. Threadneedle's global equity team aim to place these stocks in a global context through their own research. This is carried out on a sector basis and includes meeting company management and building their own models, with a focus on normalised accounting measures. Each member of the global team has regional responsibilities and will liaise with the regional team covering their geographic area. Around 85% of the portfolio is taken from the core list with the remainder selected on a discretionary basis by the fund manager, though he is limited to stocks that have been researched in house.

The fund's 4 star rating was removed in December 2011 following the departure of manager Jeremy Podger to Fidelity.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 15/16 -0.47%
  • 16/17 0.35%
  • 17/18 -0.11%
  • 18/19 0.16%
  • 19/20 -1.33%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.42%
  • 5 years -0.28%
  • Career 0.00%
  • 3 years 50.00%
  • 5 years 50.00%
  • Career 88.50%

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

William Davies

Davies graduated in 1985 with a BA (Hons) in Economics from Exeter University and began his career at Hambros Bank in 1985. He worked there for eight years as a European portfolio manager with responsibility for unit trusts, pension funds and private client portfolios. In 1993 he joined Eagle Star Asset Management, which later became Threadneedle, as portfolio manager responsible for European equity investment across all portfolios. In 1998 he was made head of European equities. In December 2011 he became head of global equities.

Track record

William Davies has 20.3 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +00%. During the worst period of relative performance (from August 2012 - January 2014) there was a decline of 19% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 50%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -50.00% (February 2000 - March 2003)
Relative -19.00% (August 2012 - January 2014)

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 May 2020

5.1% Alphabet Inc. Class A
4.9% Microsoft Corp
4.5% Inc
2.6% Visa Inc
2.6% Mastercard Inc
2.5% Facebook Inc
2.2% Centene Corp(Del)
2.1% Samsung Electronics Co
2.1% Comcast Corp(New)
1.9% Novo-Nordisk As
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Information Technology 23.00%
Communications 17.00%
Health Care 16.00%
Consumer Discretionary 11.00%
Financials 9.00%
Industrials 7.00%
Consumer Staples 5.00%
Materials 5.00%
Utilities 3.00%
Real Estate 2.00%


The portfolio comprises 90-140 stocks.


Maximum stock weight is 3%. Regional positions are controlled but range between +/-15%, while Sector positions are also controlled but the range is a flexible +/- 10%. Maximum cash weighting of 7.5%. There is a tracking error target of 3-6%.

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