On 5 February 2021 the Stewart Investors Worldwide Equity Fund, a sub-fund of First Sentier Investors ICVC, merged into the Stewart Investors Worldwide Sustainability Fund, another sub-fund of First Sentier Investors ICVC.


 

Stewart Investors Worldwide Equity Fund Class A Inc 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 around the world. The Fund may invest in both developed and emerging market countries. Emerging market countries are those which are not classified as developed markets by MSCI or FTSE, or which are categorised by the World Bank as middle or low-income, or which are not members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The Fund may invest in any industry. 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.

Fund information (as at 31/12/2020)

Fund launch date 09 June 2011
Share class launch date 17 June 2011
Fund size (£m) 28.5
UK's Investment Association Sector Global
Benchmark MSCI AC World Index*
Number of holdings 50
Fund manager(s) Nick Edgerton & David Gait
Available as ISA Yes
Minimum investment £1000/£50 per month
Initial charge 0%^
Ongoing charges^^ 1.32%
Share type Income
Sedol B4M44Q1
ISIN GB00B4M44Q16
Fund yield 0.0%

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Performance

Discrete annual performance (% in GBP) to 31/12/2020

Period 12 months to 31/12/20 12 months to 31/12/19 12 months to 31/12/18 12 months to 31/12/17 12 months to 31/12/16
Fund return 20.3 4.6 -4.5 12.5 29.8
Benchmark return 12.7 21.7 -3.8 13.2 28.7

Discrete annual performance (% in GBP) to 31/12/2020

Fund return

12 months to 31/12/20
20.3
12 months to 31/12/19
4.6
12 months to 31/12/18
-4.5
12 months to 31/12/17
12.5
12 months to 31/12/16
29.8

Benchmark return

12 months to 31/12/20
12.7
12 months to 31/12/19
21.7
12 months to 31/12/18
-3.8
12 months to 31/12/17
13.2
12 months to 31/12/16
28.7

Cumulative performance (% in GBP) to 31/12/2020

Period 3 months 6 months 1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years Since launch
Fund return 6.6 12.2 20.3 20.2 75.5 - 132.7
Benchmark return 8.5 12.1 12.7 31.9 92.2 - 181.4

Cumulative performance (% in GBP) to 31/12/2020

Fund return

3 months
6.6
6 months
12.2
1 year
20.3
3 years
20.2
5 years
75.5
10 years
-
Since launch
132.7

Benchmark return

3 months
8.5
6 months
12.1
1 year
12.7
3 years
31.9
5 years
92.2
10 years
-
Since launch
181.4

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 GBP, the return may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. 

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Holdings and breakdowns as at 31/12/2020

Top ten holdings

Stock name % Stock name %
Fortinet 4.8 Infineon Technologies 3.0
DiaSorin 4.0 Coloplast 2.9
Hoya 4.0 Ain Holdings 2.9
Unilever 3.5 Arista Networks 2.8
Halma 3.2 Vitasoy 2.5

Top ten holdings

Fortinet

%
4.8
Stock name
Infineon Technologies
%
3.0

DiaSorin

%
4.0
Stock name
Coloplast
%
2.9

Hoya

%
4.0
Stock name
Ain Holdings
%
2.9

Unilever

%
3.5
Stock name
Arista Networks
%
2.8

Halma

%
3.2
Stock name
Vitasoy
%
2.5

Sector breakdown

Country breakdown

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Literature

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Risk and reward profile

The synthetic risk reward indicator (the SRRI) rating is not a measure of the risk of you losing your investment but describes how much the value of the Fund went up and down in the past.

The SRRI rating is based on historical data which may not be a reliable indication of the future risks and rewards of the Fund. We cannot guarantee that the rating of the Fund will remain the same: it may change over time.

Even the lowest rating 1 does not mean a risk free investment.

On a scale of 1 (less risky) to 7 (more risky), this Fund has a rating of 5 due to its past performance and the nature of its investments. Shares with a rating of 5 might have a higher risk, but also higher returns. Risk is taken in order to make a higher potential return; the more risk a fund takes, the higher the potential return but the greater the risk of loss.

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.

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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 GBP, the return may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations.

All performance data for the Stewart Investors Worldwide Equity Fund Class A (Income) GBP as at 31 December 2020. 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 17 June 2011.

* The benchmark and IA sector for this Fund have been identified as a means by which investors can compare the performance of the Fund and have been chosen because their constituents most closely represent the scope of the investable assets. The benchmark and sector are not used to limit or constrain how the portfolio is constructed nor are they part of a target set for Fund performance.

^ 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.

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