Stewart Investors European (ex UK) Sustainability Fund Class B Acc GBP

Investment objective and policy

The Fund aims to achieve capital growth over the long term (at least five years).

The Fund invests in shares of companies based in or where the majority of their activities take place in the European region. The Fund invests in shares of high-quality companies which are positioned to contribute to, and benefit from, sustainable development. Investment decisions around high quality companies are based on three key points: (i)  Quality of management including integrity, attitude to environmental and social impacts, corporate management, long term performance and risk. (ii) Quality of the company including its social usefulness, their environmental impacts and efficiency and responsible business practices. (iii) Quality of the company’s finances and their financial performance. Sustainability is a key part of the approach. The Fund may invest up to 10% in other funds. The Fund may use derivatives to reduce risk or to manage the Fund more efficiently. 

This page is updated quarterly. Visit Fund literature page for monthly Factsheets, Quarterly Reports, KIIDS and Prospectuses.

Stewart Investors European (ex UK) Sustainability Fund

Overview of Stewart Investors European (ex UK) Sustainability Fund performance

Fund name Fund type Currency Price Daily change Price date Factsheet
Stewart Investors European (ex UK) Sustainability Class B (Acc) OEIC GBP 105.33 -0.11 21 Feb 2024
Fund information (as at 31/12/2023)
Fund launch date 25 January 2022
Share class launch date 25 January 2022
Fund size (£m) 3.1
Benchmark MSCI Europe ex UK Index
Number of holdings 41
Fund manager(s) Rob Harley & Lorna Logan
Available as ISA Yes subject to ISA limits
Minimum investment £1000/£50 per month
Initial charge 0%^
Ongoing charges^^ 0.65%
Share type Accumulation
Sedol BMDVCC9
ISIN GB00BMDVCC91
Fund Yield 0.9%
Top ten holdings (as at 31/12/2023)
Stock name %
Roche 4.3
Beiersdorf 3.9
DiaSorin 3.9
Jeronimo Martins 3.7
bioMerieux 3.7
Adyen 3.6
Atlas Copco 3.6
Alfen 3.6
EPAM Systems 3.4
Teqnion 3.3

Performance

Annualised performance as at 31 Jan 2024

Annual performance (% in GBP) Share type 12 mths to 31 Jan 2024 12 mths to 31 Jan 2023 12 mths to 31 Jan 2022 12 mths to 31 Jan 2021 12 mths to 31 Jan 2020
Stewart Investors European (ex UK) Sustainability Fund Class B (Acc) 3.0 -3.2 - - -
Benchmark * - 7.8 4.2 - - -

Annualised performance as at 31 Jan 2024

Strategy
Fund
Benchmark *
Strategy
Benchmark *
Share type
Class B (Acc)
-
Share type
-
12 mths to 31 Jan 2024
3.0
7.8
12 mths to 31 Jan 2024
7.8
12 mths to 31 Jan 2023
-3.2
4.2
12 mths to 31 Jan 2023
4.2
12 mths to 31 Jan 2022
-
-
12 mths to 31 Jan 2022
-
12 mths to 31 Jan 2021
-
-
12 mths to 31 Jan 2021
-
12 mths to 31 Jan 2020
-
-
12 mths to 31 Jan 2020
-

Cumulative performance as at 31 Jan 2024

Cumulative performance (% in GBP) Share type Launch date 3mths 6mths 1yr 3yrs 5yrs 10yrs Since launch
Stewart Investors European (ex UK) Sustainability Fund Class B (Acc) 25 Jan 2022 17.7 1.4 3.0 - - - 1.8
Benchmark * - - 11.3 3.9 7.8 - - - 14.8

Cumulative performance as at 31 Jan 2024

Strategy
Fund
Benchmark *
Strategy
Benchmark *
Share type
Class B (Acc)
-
Share type
-
Launch date
25 Jan 2022
-
Launch date
-
3mths
17.7
11.3
3mths
11.3
6mths
1.4
3.9
6mths
3.9
1yr
3.0
7.8
1yr
7.8
3yrs
-
-
3yrs
-
5yrs
-
-
5yrs
-
10yrs
-
-
10yrs
-
Since launch
1.8
14.8
Since launch
14.8

* MSCI Europe ex UK

These figures refer to the past. Past performance including simulated past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. For investors based in countries with currencies other than EUR, the return may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. The past performance shown here includes fees, any reinvested income and tax.

Sector breakdown

Country breakdown

Fund level reporting to 31 December 2023

  • As at 31 December 2023, the Fund held 40 companies.
  • All companies (100%) were contributing to at least one human development pillar and, in total, were making 100 contributions to the pillars.
  • 32 companies (80%) were contributing to climate change solutions. These companies were contributing to 42 different solutions and, in total, were making 108 contributions to the solutions.

The social and environmental outcomes for the Fund are provided in the charts.

Full information on our ESG/Sustainability Fund reporting is available here.

Risk Factors

The value of investments and any income from them may go down as well as up and is not guaranteed. Investors may get back significantly less than the original amount invested.

Material risks not adequately captured by the SRRI:

Currency risk: The Fund invests in assets which are denominated in other currencies; changes in exchange rates will affect the value of the Fund and could create losses. Currency control decisions made by governments could affect the value of the Fund's investments and could cause the Fund to defer or suspend redemptions of its shares.

Single country / specific region risk: investing in a single country or specific region may be riskier than investing in a number of different countries or regions. Investing in a larger number of countries or regions helps spread risk.

For further information on risks, please refer to the Risk Factors section in the Company prospectus.

Investment should be made on the basis of the Prospectus and Key Investor Information Document. If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of any of our funds for your investment needs, please seek independent financial advice.

Important information

 

^ An initial charge of up to 4% may be levied in certain circumstances, including on regular savings plans and may be remitted as commission to an intermediary.

^^ The ongoing charge figure (OCF) is calculated on the same basis as for the Key Investor Information Document and represents the charges you will pay over a year for as long as you hold your investment and may vary from year to year. The OCF is made up of the annual management charge and additional expenses, but excludes portfolio transaction costs. For further information about charges and costs please visit https://www.firstsentierinvestors.com/uk/en/private/charges-overview.html.