Stewart Investors Worldwide Sustainability Fund Class B Acc USD

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 invests in shares of high quality companies which are positioned to benefit from, and contribute to, the sustainable development of the countries in which they operate. Investment decisions around high quality companies are based on three key points: (i) Quality of management. (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.

Fund information (as at 31/12/2020)

Fund launch date 01 November 2012
Share class launch date 02 June 2014
Fund size (US$m) 868.3
UK's Investment Association Sector Global
Benchmark MSCI AC World Index*
Number of holdings 53
Fund manager(s) Nick Edgerton & David Gait
Minimum investment US$1000/US$500 subsequent
Initial charge 0%^
Ongoing charges^^ 0.65%
Share type Accumulation
Sedol B7K0BG1
ISIN GB00B7K0BG16
Research rating** Morningstar®:Gold
Square Mile:Responsible A
RSM:Rated
Fund yield 0.0%

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Performance

Discrete annual performance (% in USD) 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 24.9 16.3 -5.0 25.7 5.9
Benchmark return 16.3 26.6 -9.4 24.0 7.9

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

Fund return

12 months to 31/12/20
24.9
12 months to 31/12/19
16.3
12 months to 31/12/18
-5.0
12 months to 31/12/17
25.7
12 months to 31/12/16
5.9

Benchmark return

12 months to 31/12/20
16.3
12 months to 31/12/19
26.6
12 months to 31/12/18
-9.4
12 months to 31/12/17
24.0
12 months to 31/12/16
7.9

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

Period 3 months 6 months 1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years Since launch
Fund return 13.4 24.8 24.9 37.9 83.7 - 80.3
Benchmark return 14.7 24.0 16.3 33.3 78.3 - 73.7

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

Fund return

3 months
13.4
6 months
24.8
1 year
24.9
3 years
37.9
5 years
83.7
10 years
-
Since launch
80.3

Benchmark return

3 months
14.7
6 months
24.0
1 year
16.3
3 years
33.3
5 years
78.3
10 years
-
Since launch
73.7

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. 

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Holdings and breakdowns as at 31/12/2020

Top ten holdings

Stock name % Stock name %
Fortinet 4.8 Infineon Technologies 3.1
Hoya 4.0 Coloplast 2.9
DiaSorin 3.9 Ain Holdings 2.9
Unilever 3.5 Arista Networks 2.7
Halma 3.2 Vitasoy 2.4

Top ten holdings

Fortinet

%
4.8
Stock name
Infineon Technologies
%
3.1

Hoya

%
4.0
Stock name
Coloplast
%
2.9

DiaSorin

%
3.9
Stock name
Ain Holdings
%
2.9

Unilever

%
3.5
Stock name
Arista Networks
%
2.7

Halma

%
3.2
Stock name
Vitasoy
%
2.4

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

All performance data for the Stewart Investors Worldwide Sustainability Fund Class B (Accumulation) USD 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 02 June 2014.

* 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.

** This does not constitute an investment recommendation and is not indicative of future results. Methodology available on rating provider's website.

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