UBS Global Optimal C

Targets long term capital growth, primarily from overseas equities.

  • 147.24p
    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?

  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 0.75%
    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).

  • 0.84%
    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.

  • 0.20%

    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 20 January 2022, we don’t currently provide commentary on this fund.

Fund summary

Sector Global
Structure OEIC
Launched August, 2012
Size £22m
Yield 0.20%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid Acc units only


Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.75%
Ongoing charges figure 0.84%


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Investment process

This fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth through active management of a diversified portfolio invested primarily in overseas securities.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 17/18 -0.03%
  • 18/19 -0.14%
  • 19/20 -0.07%
  • 20/21 -0.18%
  • 21/22 0.02%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.08%
  • 5 years -0.08%
  • Career -0.13%
  • 3 years 49.20%
  • 5 years 48.00%
  • Career 41.30%

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

Nick Melhuish

Melhuish is a Managing Director and has been Head of Global Equities at UBS Global Asset Management since 2007. Previously, he was the lead portfolio manager and team head for the traditional global equity strategy at Nicholas Applegate Capital Management from 2003 to 2007.

Track record

Nick Melhuish has 13.8 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.13%. During the worst period of relative performance (from April 2010 - August 2020) there was a decline of 26% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 32%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -32.00% (May 2008 - February 2009)
Relative -26.00% (April 2010 - August 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 31 August 2019

2.9% Inc
2.7% Mastercard Inc
2.3% Mondelez International Inc A
2.2% Wells Fargo & Co
2% Johnson & Johnson
2% Sony Corp
1.8% Facebook Inc
1.8% Microsoft Corp
1.8% Comcast Corp(New)
1.6% Tjx Cos Inc
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Financials 17.00%
Health Care 15.00%
Information Technology 15.00%
Consumer Discretionary 14.00%
Industrials 12.00%
Communications 10.00%
Consumer Staples 7.00%
Others 4.00%
Energy 3.00%
Materials 2.00%

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