GSF Lux SICAV

Global Franchise

Morningstar Rating™

3

Latest NAV Price

49.76
23 September 2020

NAV daily change %

-1.56

Dealing currency

USD

Fund size

USD 6.89 B
28 August 2020

Latest NAV Price

49.76
23 September 2020

NAV daily change %

-1.56

Dealing currency

USD

Fund size

USD 6.89 B
28 August 2020

Objective

Investment objective summary

  • The Fund aims to provide long-term capital growth.
      • The Fund invests around the world primarily in the shares of companies.
      • The Fund focuses investment on companies deemed by the Investment Manager to be of high quality i.e. companies which have provided sustainably high levels of return on invested capital and free cash flow (a company’s cash earnings after its capital expenditures have been accounted for), typically those associated with global brands or franchises.
      • Derivatives (financial contracts whose value is linked to the price of an underlying asset) may be used for efficient portfolio management purposes e.g. with the aim of either managing the Fund risks or reducing the costs of managing the Fund.
      Clyde Rossouw
      Portfolio Manager
      Clyde is Co-Head of Quality at Ninety One. He is a portfolio manager with a focus...

      Performance & returns

      23/09/2020
      The value of investments, and any income generated from them, can fall as well as rise. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. If the currency shown differs from your home currency, returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. Investment objectives and performance targets may not necessarily be achieved, losses may be made. We recommend that you seek independent financial advice to ensure this Fund is suitable for your investment needs. Where a shareclass has been in existence for less than 12 months, performance is not disclosed. No representation is being made that any investment will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those achieved in the past, or that significant losses will be avoided. The Trailing Returns chart may use different Sector performance start dates compared to other performance charts or other marketing literature which may result in minor differences. Where a benchmark index is calculated on a monthly basis, the returns will be out of line with the fund and/or sector which are calculated daily.

      Portfolio & Holdings

      Date as of 31/08/2020
      Index
      Fund
      United States
      58.7
      Europe ex UK
      13.0
      United Kingdom
      3.6
      Other
      2.9
      Far East ex Japan
      3.1
      Emerging Markets
      12.1
      Japan
      6.6
      Cash

      Charges

      Maximum initial charge %

      3.00

      Ongoing charge %

      2.89
      The Fund may incur further expenses (not included in the above Ongoing charge) as permitted by the Prospectus.

      Specific fund risks

      Charges from capital

      For Inc-2 and Inc-3 shares classes, expenses are charged to the capital account rather than to income, so capital will be reduced. This could constrain future capital and income growth. Income may be taxable.

      Concentrated portfolio

      The portfolio invests in a relatively small number of individual holdings. This may mean wider fluctuations in value than more broadly invested portfolios.

      Currency exchange

      Changes in the relative values of different currencies may adversely affect the value of investments and any related income.

      Derivatives

      The use of derivatives is not intended to increase the overall level of risk. However, the use of derivatives may still lead to large changes in value and includes the potential for large financial loss. A counterparty to a derivative transaction may fail to meet its obligations which may also lead to a financial loss.

      Equity investment

      The value of equities (e.g. shares) and equity-related investments may vary according to company profits and future prospects as well as more general market factors. In the event of a company default (e.g. insolvency), the owners of their equity rank last in terms of any financial payment from that company.

      All information and opinions provided are of a general nature and are not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. We are not acting and do not purport to act in any way as an adviser or in a fiduciary capacity. No one should act upon such information or opinion without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of a particular situation. We endeavour to provide accurate and timely information but we make no representation or warranty, express or implied, with respect to the correctness, accuracy or completeness of the information and opinions. We do not undertake to update, modify or amend the information on a frequent basis or to advise any person if such information subsequently becomes inaccurate. Any representation or opinion is provided for information purposes only. The prospectus of this fund may be acquired free of charge, from Ninety One Fund Managers Botswana (Pty) Ltd, Unit 5, Plot 64511, Fairgrounds, Gaborone, Botswana.

      The value of this investment may go down as well as up and the return on the investment will therefore necessarily be variable. Neither past experience nor the current situation are necessarily accurate guides to the future. Ninety One Fund Managers Botswana (Pty) Ltd is regulated by the Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority. The TER shows the percentage of the average Net Asset Value of the portfolio that was incurred as charges, levies and fees relating to the management of the portfolio. A higher TER ratio does not necessarily imply poor return, nor does a low TER imply a good return. The current TER cannot be regarded as an indication of the future TERs.

      Offshore funds are sub-funds in the Ninety One Global Strategy Fund, 49 Avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

      Performance data source: © Morningstar.
      BT unit trust: NAV to NAV net of fees with income reinvested.
      GSF funds: NAV based, (net of fees, excluding initial charges), total return, in the share class dealing currency. Performance would be lower had initial charges been included.

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      The overall rating for a fund, often called the ‘star rating’, is a third party rating derived from a quantitative methodology that rates funds based on an enhanced Morningstar™ Risk-Adjusted Return measure. ‘Star ratings’ run from 1 star (lowest) to 5 stars (highest) and are reviewed at the end of every calendar month. The various funds are ranked by their Morningstar™ Risk-Adjusted Return scores and relevant stars are assigned. It is important to note that individual shareclasses of each fund are evaluated separately and their ratings may differ depending on the launch date, fees and expenses relevant to the shareclass. In order to achieve a rating the share class of a fund must have a minimum three-year performance track record.

      For a full description of the ratings, please see our ratings guide. A rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a fund.

      The portfolio may change significantly over a short period of time. This is not a buy or sell recommendation for any particular security. Figures may not always sum to 100 due to rounding. 

      For an explanation of statistical terms, please see our glossary.