VT Halo Global Asian Consumer B

  • 168.32p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 184.02p
    Price (Acc)

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  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 0.65%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.14%
    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.

  • 1.20%
    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 22 January 2021

Fund summary

Sector Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Structure OEIC
Launched November, 2014
Size £59m
Yield 1.20%
Charging basis
Dividends paid

Charges

Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.65%
Ongoing charges figure 1.14%

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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 16/17 0.93%
  • 17/18 0.00%
  • 18/19 0.00%
  • 19/20 0.00%
  • 20/21 0.00%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 0.54%
  • 3 years 0.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 0.00%

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

Andrew Williamson-Jones

Williamson-Jones is a founding partner of Halo Investment Management. He was previously a Director and portfolio manager on BlackRock's Global Equity team. He joined BlackRock following the merger with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) in 2006. At MLIM, he was a senior portfolio manager for the Private Investors UK equity team and research analyst responsible for covering the food, beverages and tobacco sectors for the UK institutional equity team. Prior to joining MLIM in 2003, he worked with Singer and Friedlander for six years as a senior investment manager with a dual role as the analyst for the UK pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors. Williamson-Jones is a chartered accountant and gained a BSc (Hons) degree in economics from Southampton University in 1993.

Track record

The track record of Andrew Williamson-Jones in managing mutual funds in this sector is still too short for us to draw any meaningful conclusions and so our assessment is based largely on qualitative aspects.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -31.00% (December 2007 - October 2008)
Relative -11.00% (June 2008 - October 2008)

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 28 August 2020

9.245% Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd
6.5484% Tencent Hldgs Ltd
5.7307% Jd.com Inc
5.4402% Hdfc Bank Ltd
5.3391% Li Ning Co Ltd
4.0902% Nexon Co Ltd
3.9012% Aia Group Ltd
3.4871% China Education Grp Hldgs Ltd
3.3269% New Oriental Education & Technology
3.1234% Vietnam Technological & Comm Jsb
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Consumer Discretionary 40.00%
Financials 18.00%
Communications 12.00%
Consumer Staples 11.00%
Real Estate 5.00%
Industrials 4.00%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 4.00%
Utilities 3.00%
Health Care 3.00%
Forwards 1.00%

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