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Stewart Investors Global Emerging Markets Leaders Sustainability Fund Class B Acc 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 in large and mid-sized companies in emerging markets or where the majority of their activities take place in emerging markets. This includes companies that are listed on exchanges in developed markets. These companies generally have a total stock market value of at least US$1 billion. The Fund's manager intends to invest in a portfolio which is diversified across emerging markets. The Fund has no set target for the number of companies it will invest in but the Fund's manager anticipates that typically the Fund will invest in around 35 - 50 stocks. 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, 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 02 December 2021
Share class launch date 02 December 2021
Fund size (£m) 16.5
Benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets Net Index*
Number of holdings 44
UK's Investment Association Sector Specialist
Fund manager(s) Jack Nelson and David Gait
Available as ISA Yes
Minimum investment £1000/£50 per month
Initial charge 0%^
Ongoing charges^^ 0.95%
Share type Accumulation
Sedol BNYC4V1
Fund Yield 0.0%
Top ten holdings (as at 30/09/2022)
Stock name %
HDFC 6.3
Mahindra & Mahindra 5.9
Unicharm 5.3
Tata Consultancy Services 4.8
Marico 4.2
Taiwan Semiconductor 3.9
Hoya 3.4
Tech Mahindra 3.3
Kotak Mahindra 3.0
Raia Drogasil 2.8


Under Financial Conduct Authority regulations, we are not allowed to show performance data for funds launched less than a year ago. If you are a financial advisor or an existing client in this fund please call our client service team for performance details.

Sector breakdown

Country breakdown

Fund level reporting to 30 June 2022

  • As at 30 June 2022, the Fund held 44 companies.
  • All companies (100%) were contributing to at least one human development pillar and, in total, companies were contributing towards 126 pillars.
  • 27 companies (61%) were contributing towards climate change solutions. These companies were contributing towards 26 different solutions and 68 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.

Concentration risk: the Fund invests in a relatively small number of companies which may be riskier than a fund that invests in a large number of companies.

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


* The benchmark for this Fund has been identified as a means by which investors can compare the performance of the Fund and has been chosen because its constituents most closely represent the scope of the investable assets. The benchmark is not used to limit or constrain how the portfolio is constructed nor is it part of a target set for Fund performance. Given the diverse nature of the constituent funds within the Specialist IA sector the manager does not compare performance of this Fund with its IA sector.

^ 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.