Stewart Investors Worldwide 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 mainly invests in shares of large and mid-sized companies around the world. These companies generally have a total stock market value of at least US$3 billion. 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 may invest in any industry. 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 Leaders Sustainability Fund

Overview of Stewart Investors Worldwide Leaders Sustainability Fund performance

Fund name Fund type Currency Price Daily change Price date Factsheet
Stewart Investors Worldwide Leaders Sustainability Class B (Acc) OEIC GBP 829.41 -0.21 17 May 2024
Fund information (as at 31/12/2023)
Fund launch date 30 July 1999
Share class launch date 05 November 2001
Fund size (£m) 43.3
UK's Investment Association Sector Global
Benchmark MSCI AC World Net Index*
Number of holdings 39
Fund manager(s) Sashi Reddy & David Gait
Available as ISA Yes
Minimum investment £1000/£50 per month
Initial charge 0%^
Ongoing charges^^ 0.55%
Share type Accumulation
Sedol 3097872
ISIN GB0030978729
Research Rating‡ Morningstar®:Silver
Fund yield 0.6%
Top ten holdings (as at 31/12/2023)
Stock name %
Watsco 7.0
Mahindra & Mahindra 6.6
bioMerieux 5.9
HDFC 5.4
Costco Wholesale 5.1
Fortinet 5.0
Deutsche Post 4.9
Infineon Technologies 3.5
Arista Networks 3.4
Beiersdorf 3.2

Performance

Annualised performance as at 30 Apr 2024

Annual performance (% in GBP) Share type 12 mths to 30 Apr 2024 12 mths to 30 Apr 2023 12 mths to 30 Apr 2022 12 mths to 30 Apr 2021 12 mths to 30 Apr 2020
Stewart Investors Worldwide Leaders Sustainability Fund Class B (Acc) 13.4 5.4 5.8 23.1 -0.3
Benchmark * - 17.9 1.9 4.3 32.8 -1.8

Annualised performance as at 30 Apr 2024

Strategy
Fund
Benchmark *
Strategy
Benchmark *
Share type
Class B (Acc)
-
Share type
-
12 mths to 30 Apr 2024
13.4
17.9
12 mths to 30 Apr 2024
17.9
12 mths to 30 Apr 2023
5.4
1.9
12 mths to 30 Apr 2023
1.9
12 mths to 30 Apr 2022
5.8
4.3
12 mths to 30 Apr 2022
4.3
12 mths to 30 Apr 2021
23.1
32.8
12 mths to 30 Apr 2021
32.8
12 mths to 30 Apr 2020
-0.3
-1.8
12 mths to 30 Apr 2020
-1.8

Cumulative performance as at 30 Apr 2024

Cumulative performance (% in GBP) Share type Launch date 3mths 6mths 1yr 3yrs 5yrs 10yrs Since launch
Stewart Investors Worldwide Leaders Sustainability Fund Class B (Acc) 05 Nov 2001 4.9 17.1 13.4 26.5 55.2 165.5 699.1
Benchmark * - - 5.8 16.1 17.9 25.3 63.5 196.4 465.8

Cumulative performance as at 30 Apr 2024

Strategy
Fund
Benchmark *
Strategy
Benchmark *
Share type
Class B (Acc)
-
Share type
-
Launch date
05 Nov 2001
-
Launch date
-
3mths
4.9
5.8
3mths
5.8
6mths
17.1
16.1
6mths
16.1
1yr
13.4
17.9
1yr
17.9
3yrs
26.5
25.3
3yrs
25.3
5yrs
55.2
63.5
5yrs
63.5
10yrs
165.5
196.4
10yrs
196.4
Since launch
699.1
465.8
Since launch
465.8

* 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 Dec 2023

  • As at 31 December 2023, the Fund held 38 companies.
  • All companies (100%) were contributing to at least one human development pillar and, in total, were making 98 contributions to the pillars.
  • 30 companies (79%) were contributing to climate change solutions. These companies were contributing to 36 different solutions and, in total, were making 94 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.

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

 

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

Sector returns calculated by Lipper and denote the arithmetic mean performance of funds in the relevant UK's Investment Association Sector. 

All performance data for the Stewart Investors Worldwide Leaders Sustainability Fund Class B (Accumulation) GBP 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 05 November 2001.

* The benchmark changed from MSCI World Index to MSCI All Countries World Index Free on 27/01/2014. 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.