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Stewart Investors European Sustainability Fund Class VI Acc EUR

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 in Europe (including the UK). The Fund may invest up to 100% of its assets in developed and Emerging Markets, in any industry, or companies of any size. The Fund invests in shares of high-quality companies which are positioned to contribute to, and benefit from, sustainable development. Investment decisions use a thematic sustainability approach and an assessment aiming to identify high quality companies 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 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 10 June 2021
Share class launch date 10 June 2021
Fund size (€m) 1.7
Benchmark MSCI AC Europe Net Index
Number of holdings 42
Fund manager(s) Rob Harley & Lorna Logan
Minimum investment €1000
Initial charge 0%^
Ongoing charges^^ 0.65%
Share type Accumulation
Sedol BN2B089
ISIN IE00BN2B0890
Top ten holdings (as at 30/09/2022)
Stock name %
Roche 4.7
Tecan Group 4.1
DiaSorin 3.9
Judges Scientific 3.8
Halma 3.7
bioMerieux 3.7
Spectris 3.7
Atlas Copco 3.1
Elisa Oyj 3.0
Unilever 3.0
Top ten holdings (as at 30/09/2022)

Roche

%
4.7

Tecan Group

%
4.1

DiaSorin

%
3.9

Judges Scientific

%
3.8

Halma

%
3.7

bioMerieux

%
3.7

Spectris

%
3.7

Atlas Copco

%
3.1

Elisa Oyj

%
3.0

Unilever

%
3.0

Performance

Discrete annual performance (% in EUR) 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 -25.2 - - - -
Benchmark return -13.7 - - - -
Discrete annual performance (% in EUR) to 30/09/2022

Fund return

12 months to 30/09/22
-25.2
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
-13.7
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 EUR) to 30/09/2022
Period 3 months 6 months 1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years Since launch
Fund return -2.5 -19.1 -25.2 - - - -16.6
Benchmark return -4.1 -12.8 -13.7 - - - -12.9
Cumulative performance (% in EUR) to 30/09/2022

Fund return

3 months
-2.5
6 months
-19.1
1 year
-25.2
3 years
-
5 years
-
10 years
-
Since launch
-16.6

Benchmark return

3 months
-4.1
6 months
-12.8
1 year
-13.7
3 years
-
5 years
-
10 years
-
Since launch
-12.9

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. 

Sector breakdown

Country breakdown

Fund level reporting to 30 June 2022

  • As at 30 June 2022, the Fund held 41 companies.
  • All companies (100%) were contributing to at least one human development pillar and, in total, companies were contributing towards 97 pillars.
  • 30 companies (73%) were contributing towards climate change solutions. These companies were contributing towards 34 different solutions and 94 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.

Where a Share Class has not yet launched, the SRRI is calculated using representative data.

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 Share Class has a rating of 6 due to its past performance (or representative data) and the nature of its investments. Categories 1-2 indicate a low level of historical fluctuations, 3-5 a medium level, and 6-7 a high level.

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.

Material risks not adequately captured by the SRRI:

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.

Single country / specific region risk: investing in a single country or specific region may be riskier than investing in a number of different countries or regions. Investing in a larger number of countries or regions helps spread risk.

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

All performance data for the Stewart Investors European Sustainability Fund Class VI (Accumulation) EUR as at 30 September 2022. 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 10 June 2021.

^ 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.