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  • The Fund invests primarily in large and mid-capitalisation equity securities or equity-related securities in emerging economies, including those of companies listed on developed market exchanges whose activities predominantly take place in emerging market countries
  • Investing with the sustainability investment strategy in the Fund is subject to the associated risks such as subjective judgement in investment selection, reliance on third party source, lack of global standardization regarding which activities qualify as sustainable and concentration in investments with sustainability focus
  • The Fund invests in emerging markets which may have increased risks than developed markets including liquidity risk, currency risk/control, political and economic uncertainties, high degree of volatility, settlement risk and custody risk.
  • Investing in securities of mid-capitalisation securities may have lower liquidity and their prices are more volatile to adverse economic developments
  • The Fund’s investments may be concentrated in a single sector or small number of companies which may have higher volatility or greater loss of capital than more diversified portfolios
  • The Fund may expose to China market risk including repatriation risk, uncertainties to PRC taxation policies and risks associated with StockConnects, QFI, the ChiNext market and/or the STAR board. The Fund may also expose to RMB currency and conversion risk
  • The Fund may use FDIs for hedging and efficient portfolio management purposes, which may subject the Fund to additional liquidity, valuation, counterparty and over the counter transaction risks
  • It is possible that a part or entire value of your investment could be lost. You should not base your investment decision solely on this document. Please read the offering document including risk factors for details

Stewart Investors Global Emerging Markets Leaders Fund Class I Acc USD

Investment objective and strategy

The Fund aims to achieve long term capital appreciation and sustainably invest in companies which both contribute to, and benefit from, sustainable development, achieving positive social and environmental sustainable outcomes. The Fund invests primarily in large and mid-capitalisation equity securities or equity-related securities in emerging economies, including those of companies listed on developed market exchanges whose activities predominantly take place in emerging market countries. 

FUND SHARE CLASS CURRENCY ISIN SEDOL VALUATION DATE NAV / BID PRICE
Stewart Investors Global Emerging Markets Leaders Fund14 Class I (Acc) USD IE00B0169N27 B0169N2 01 Mar 2024 26.1351
Stewart Investors Global Emerging Markets Leaders Fund14 Class III (Acc) USD IE00B0169P41 B0169P4 01 Mar 2024 34.8952

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

Fund information (as at 31/12/2023)
Fund launch date 06 October 2005
Share class launch date 28 February 2006
Fund size (US$m) 48.2
Benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets Net Index*
Number of holdings 47
Fund manager(s) Jack Nelson/David Gait
Minimum investment US$1000/US$500 subsequent
Initial charge 0%^
Ongoing charges^^ 1.45%
Share type Accumulation
Sedol B0169N2
ISIN IE00B0169N27
Research Rating‡ Morningstar®:Bronze
Top ten holdings (as at 31/12/2023)
Stock name %
HDFC 5.7
Taiwan Semiconductor 5.0
Tata Consultancy Services 4.6
Samsung Electronics 4.2
Unicharm 4.2
Mahindra & Mahindra 4.1
Jeronimo Martins 3.4
Infosys 3.4
EPAM Systems 3.1
Kotak Mahindra 2.9

Performance

Cumulative performance (%) performance as at 31 Jan 2024

Fund Share class Inception date Currency 3mths YTD 1yr 3yrs 5yrs Since inception
Stewart Investors Global Emerging Markets Leaders Fund Class I (Acc) 28 Feb 2006 USD 11.4 -4.4 2.3 -0.6 -4.2 151.2
Benchmark * - - - 7.0 -4.6 -2.9 -20.9 5.1 99.7

Cumulative performance (%) performance as at 31 Jan 2024

Strategy
Fund
Benchmark *
Strategy
Benchmark *
Share class
Class I (Acc)
-
Share class
-
Inception date
28 Feb 2006
-
Inception date
-
Currency
USD
-
Currency
-
3mths
11.4
7.0
3mths
7.0
YTD
-4.4
-4.6
YTD
-4.6
1yr
2.3
-2.9
1yr
-2.9
3yrs
-0.6
-20.9
3yrs
-20.9
5yrs
-4.2
5.1
5yrs
5.1
Since inception
151.2
99.7
Since inception
99.7

Calendar year performance (%) performance as at 31 Jan 2024

Fund Share class Currency 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Stewart Investors Global Emerging Markets Leaders Fund Class I (Acc) USD 13.1 -12.5 4.1 2.7 -1.1 -13.0 27.2 6.5 -10.2 1.6
Benchmark * - - 9.8 -20.1 -2.5 18.3 18.4 -14.2 37.8 11.6 -14.6 -1.8

Calendar year performance (%) performance as at 31 Jan 2024

Strategy
Fund
Benchmark *
Strategy
Benchmark *
Share class
Class I (Acc)
-
Share class
-
Currency
USD
-
Currency
-
2023
13.1
9.8
2023
9.8
2022
-12.5
-20.1
2022
-20.1
2021
4.1
-2.5
2021
-2.5
2020
2.7
18.3
2020
18.3
2019
-1.1
18.4
2019
18.4
2018
-13.0
-14.2
2018
-14.2
2017
27.2
37.8
2017
37.8
2016
6.5
11.6
2016
11.6
2015
-10.2
-14.6
2015
-14.6
2014
1.6
-1.8
2014
-1.8

* MSCI Emerging Markets Net Index

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.

 

14 With effect from 24 April 2015, First State Global Emerging Markets Select Fund was merged into First State Global Emerging Markets Leaders Fund. On 2 November 2015, First State Global Emerging Markets Leaders Fund was rebranded as Stewart Investors Global Emerging Markets Leaders Fund.

Class I (USD-Acc) is the non-dividend distributing class of the fund, the performance quoted are based on USD total return (non-dividend distributing).

Source: Lipper, Nav-Nav (with dividend reinvested where applicable)

The Fund is a sub fund of Ireland domiciled First Sentier Investors Global Umbrella Fund plc.

Acc represents share class with dividends accumulated. M Dist represents share class with monthly distribution of dividends.  H Dist represents share class with half-yearly distribution of dividends.  Q Dist represents share class with quarterly distribution of dividends.  Dividends are not guaranteed and may be paid out of capital. All prices are for indication only. For detail, please refer to the Fund’s factsheet for further details including investment objective & strategy, asset allocation, top 10 holdings, comparison with benchmark (if any) and disclosure.

 

Sector breakdown

Country breakdown

Allocation percentage is rounded to the nearest one decimal place and the total allocation percentage may not add up to 100%.

Fund level reporting to 31 December 2023

  • As at 31 December 2023, the Fund held 47 companies.
  • All companies (100%) were contributing to at least one human development pillar and, in total, were making 133 contributions to the pillars.
  • 30 companies (64%) were contributing to climate change solutions. These companies were contributing to 31 different solutions and, in total, were making 96 contributions to the solutions.

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

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.

The Fund may also experience the following risks:

Emerging market risk: Emerging markets tend to be more sensitive to economic and political conditions than developed markets. Other factors include greater liquidity risk, restrictions on investment or transfer of assets, failed/delayed settlement and difficulties valuing securities.

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.

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

 

These figures refer to the past. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. For investors based in countries with currencies other than USD, the return may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations.

All performance data for the Stewart Investors Global Emerging Markets Leaders Fund Class I (Accumulation) USD as at 30 September 2023. Source for fund - Lipper IM / Stewart Investors. Performance data is calculated on a net basis by deducting fees incurred at fund level (e.g. the management fee and other fund expenses), save that it does not take account of initial charges or switching fees (if any). Income reinvested is included on a net of tax basis. Source for benchmark - MSCI, income reinvested net of tax. Since inception performance figures have been calculated from 28 February 2006.

* The benchmark of the Fund changed from MSCI Emerging Markets Index Gross to MSCI Emerging Markets Index Net with effect from 1 February 2019. This change has been reflected in the calculation of the benchmark performance.

¬ Jack Nelson took over management of the fund on 1 April 2022.

^ An initial charge of up to 5% 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.

With effect from 22 September 2020, First State Investments was rebranded to First Sentier Investors. The names of the funds were also rebranded, please view the full list of the fund name changes: First Sentier Investors Global Umbrella Fund (VCC).