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Stewart Investors Worldwide Sustainability Fund Class VI Dist USD

Investment objective and policy

The Fund aims to grow your investment.

Pursuant to the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (EU 2019/2088), this Fund also has sustainable investment as its objective under Article 9. The Fund invests at least 70% of its assets in shares of companies around the world. The Fund may invest in both developed and emerging market countries (countries that typically have lower average income and standards of governance than developed markets). The Fund may invest up to 100% of its assets in Emerging Markets, in any industry, or companies of any size. The Fund will not invest more than 50% of its assets in China A Shares or more than 30% of its assets in shares of Russian companies. 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. (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. For monthly performance, please refer to the factsheet.

Fund information (as at 30/09/2022)
Fund launch date 11 February 2019
Share class launch date 29 January 2021
Fund size ($m) 241.9
Benchmark MSCI AC World Net Index
Number of holdings 51
Fund manager(s) Nick Edgerton & David Gait
Minimum investment £1000
Initial charge 0%^
Ongoing charges^^ 0.72%
Share type Distributing
Sedol BNDVXG7
ISIN IE00BNDVXG70
Research rating** Morningstar®:Silver
Top ten holdings (as at 30/09/2022)
Stock name %
DiaSorin 4.4
CSL 4.1
Fortinet 3.9
Tecan Group AG 3.6
Halma 3.3
Unicharm 3.3
Kotak Mahindra Bank 3.2
bioMerieux 3.0
HDFC 2.8

Performance

Discrete annual performance (% in USD) to 30/09/2022
Period 12 months to 30/09/22 12 months to 30/09/21 12 months to 30/09/20 12 months to 30/09/19 12 months to 30/09/18
Fund return -31.4 - - - -
Benchmark return -20.7 - - - -
Discrete annual performance (% in USD) to 30/09/2022

Fund return

12 months to 30/09/22
-31.4
12 months to 30/09/21
-
12 months to 30/09/20
-
12 months to 30/09/19
-
12 months to 30/09/18
-

Benchmark return

12 months to 30/09/22
-20.7
12 months to 30/09/21
-
12 months to 30/09/20
-
12 months to 30/09/19
-
12 months to 30/09/18
-
Cumulative performance (% in USD) to 30/09/2022
Period 3 months 6 months 1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years Since launch
Fund return -4.9 -25.1 -31.4 - - - -24.3
Benchmark return -6.8 -21.4 -20.7 - - - -11.4
Cumulative performance (% in USD) to 30/09/2022

Fund return

3 months
-4.9
6 months
-25.1
1 year
-31.4
3 years
-
5 years
-
10 years
-
Since launch
-24.3

Benchmark return

3 months
-6.8
6 months
-21.4
1 year
-20.7
3 years
-
5 years
-
10 years
-
Since launch
-11.4

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

Sector breakdown

Country breakdown

Fund level reporting to 30 June 2022

  • As at 30 June 2022, the Fund held 47 companies.
  • All companies (100%) were contributing to at least one human development pillar and, in total, companies were contributing towards 108 pillars.
  • 33 companies (70%) were contributing towards climate change solutions. These companies were contributing towards 31 different solutions and 90 solutions in total. 

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

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

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.

Important information

 

^ 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. 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.