Stewart Investors Worldwide Sustainability Fund Class B Acc EUR

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 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. Visit Fund literature page for monthly Factsheets, Quarterly Reports, KIIDS and Prospectuses.

Stewart Investors Worldwide Sustainability Fund

Overview of Stewart Investors Worldwide Sustainability Fund performance

Fund name Fund type Currency Price Daily change Price date Factsheet
Stewart Investors Worldwide Sustainability Class B (Acc) OEIC EUR 121.03 0.20 22 Apr 2024
Fund information (as at 31/12/2023)
Fund launch date 01 November 2012
Share class launch date 28 August 2020
Fund size (€m) 591.5
Benchmark MSCI AC World Net Index*
Number of holdings 53
Fund manager(s) Nick Edgerton & David Gait
Minimum investment €1000/€500 subsequent
Initial charge 0%^
Ongoing charges^^ 0.80%
Share type Accumulation
Sedol BLLV2T1
ISIN GB00BLLV2T10
Research rating** Morningstar®:Silver
RSM:Rated
Fund yield 0.4%
Top ten holdings (as at 31/12/2023)
Stock name %
Fortinet 5.0
Infineon 4.6
Halma 4.2
Beiersdorf 4.1
Roche 3.9
Watsco 3.9
DiaSorin 3.7
Specris 3.4
HDFC 3.3
Kotak Mahindra 2.9

Performance

Annualised performance as at 31 Mar 2024

Annual performance (% in EUR) Share type 12 mths to 31 Mar 2024 12 mths to 31 Mar 2023 12 mths to 31 Mar 2022 12 mths to 31 Mar 2021 12 mths to 31 Mar 2020
Stewart Investors Worldwide Sustainability Fund Class B (Acc) 7.9 -7.8 7.3 - -
Benchmark * - 24.0 -5.2 13.3 - -

Annualised performance as at 31 Mar 2024

Strategy
Fund
Benchmark *
Strategy
Benchmark *
Share type
Class B (Acc)
-
Share type
-
12 mths to 31 Mar 2024
7.9
24.0
12 mths to 31 Mar 2024
24.0
12 mths to 31 Mar 2023
-7.8
-5.2
12 mths to 31 Mar 2023
-5.2
12 mths to 31 Mar 2022
7.3
13.3
12 mths to 31 Mar 2022
13.3
12 mths to 31 Mar 2021
-
-
12 mths to 31 Mar 2021
-
12 mths to 31 Mar 2020
-
-
12 mths to 31 Mar 2020
-

Cumulative performance as at 31 Mar 2024

Cumulative performance (% in EUR) Share type Launch date 3mths 6mths 1yr 3yrs 5yrs 10yrs Since launch
Stewart Investors Worldwide Sustainability Fund Class B (Acc) 28 Aug 2020 3.3 13.5 7.9 6.7 - - 26.9
Benchmark * - - 10.7 17.8 24.0 33.1 - - 56.0

Cumulative performance as at 31 Mar 2024

Strategy
Fund
Benchmark *
Strategy
Benchmark *
Share type
Class B (Acc)
-
Share type
-
Launch date
28 Aug 2020
-
Launch date
-
3mths
3.3
10.7
3mths
10.7
6mths
13.5
17.8
6mths
17.8
1yr
7.9
24.0
1yr
24.0
3yrs
6.7
33.1
3yrs
33.1
5yrs
-
-
5yrs
-
10yrs
-
-
10yrs
-
Since launch
26.9
56.0
Since launch
56.0

* MSCI AC World 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.

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Sector breakdown

Country breakdown

Fund level reporting to 31 December 2023

  • As at 31 December 2023, the Fund held 50 companies.
  • All companies (100%) were contributing to at least one human development pillar and, in total, were making 119 contributions to the pillars.
  • 36 companies (72%) were contributing to climate change solutions. These companies were contributing to 41 different solutions and, in total, were making 114 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.

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 EUR, 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) EUR as at 31 December 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 August 2020. 

^ 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.