• The Fund’s investment in equity could be volatile and subject to high risk of loss. The Fund invests in a concentrated portfolio which can be more volatile than more broadly diversified portfolios.
  • The Fund may use derivatives for hedging and/or efficient portfolio management purposes and may be exposed to significant risk of loss when the use becomes ineffective.
  • The Inc-2 Share Classes may at the Director’s discretion pay dividends gross of expense and therefore may effectively pay dividend out of capital. IRD Share Class at the Director’s discretion pay dividend gross of expense or from its capital. Payment of dividends out of capital amounts to a return or withdrawal of part of an investor’s original investment or from any capital gains attributable to that original investment. This may result in an immediate reduction of the net asset value per Share.
  • IRD Share Class, Reference Currency Hedged Share Class and Portfolio Currency Hedged Share Class (“PCHSC”) may be subject to risks arising from uncertainty in interest rate and foreign exchange.
  • In adverse situations, the Fund may suffer significant losses. It is possible that the original amount you invested could be lost.
  • Investors should not solely rely on this document to make investment decisions.
GSF Lux SICAV

Global Franchise

Morningstar Rating™

3
8
EU SFDR

Seeks consistency in an uncertain world

The Fund seeks to provide resilient returns by investing in quality companies with durable business models and strong franchises on a global basis.

Fund highlights

  • Invests in world-leading companies with strong franchises
    Focuses on quality businesses with high customer loyalty, strong brands, low debt and are relatively more resilient in times of economic uncertainty

  • Focuses on companies with stable growth
    The Fund focuses on stocks which could deliver consistent returns throughout the cycle – frequently in the technology, consumer staples and healthcare sectors

  • Seeks to deliver excellent consistent long-term performance
    The Fund had a long-term track record of outperformance1; with meaningful participation in up markets and smaller drawdowns in down markets


1Source: Morningstar, accumulative performance from 04.07.09 to 31.12.19, based on NAV to NAV (inclusive of all annual management fees but excluding any initial charges) of A Acc share class, gross income reinvested, in USD.

Objective

Investment objective summary

The Fund aims to provide capital growth (i.e. to grow the value of your investment) with the opportunity for income over the long-term. The Fund invests primarily in equities (e.g. shares of companies) around the world.

Clyde Rossouw
Head of Quality
Abrie Pretorius
Portfolio Manager
Elias Erickson
Portfolio Manager
Paul Vincent
Portfolio Manager

Performance & returns

A different benchmark was used prior to 2011. Benchmark was changed for more accurate representation of the Fund’s investible universe.

Literature

Portfolio & Holdings

Date as of 31/05/2024
Index
Fund
United States
63.8
Europe ex UK
12.0
Emerging Markets
10.0
United Kingdom
3.6
Far East ex Japan
2.5
Japan
5.3
Other
2.9
Cash

Distributions & Yields

Specific fund risks

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.

Emerging market (inc. China)

These markets carry a higher risk of financial loss than more developed markets as they may have less developed legal, political, economic or other systems.

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.

Style Bias

The use of a specific investment style or philosophy can result in particular portfolio characteristics that are different to more broadly-invested portfolios. These differences may mean that, in certain market conditions, the value of the portfolio may decrease while more broadly-invested portfolios might grow.

Certain of the SFC authorised funds within the GSF range are categorised as funds promoting environmental and/or social characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on Sustainability-related Disclosures in the Financial Services Sector. For the avoidance of doubt, these SFC authorised funds are not environmental, social and governance funds in Hong Kong.

SFC authorization is not a recommendation or endorsement of a product nor does it guarantee the commercial merits of a product or its performance. It does not mean the product is suitable for all investors nor is it an endorsement of its suitability for any particular investor or class of investors.

The benchmark may vary. As such the performances of the “composite” benchmark may consist of a combination of the old benchmark prior to the change and the current benchmark post the change.

Investment involves risks. Past performance figures shown are not indicative of future performance.  Investors should read the offering documents of the fund for details, including the risk factors. This document and the company’s website have not been reviewed by the SFC. Issuer: Ninety One Hong Kong Limited.

Dividend is not guaranteed. The fund aims to make dividend payment to investors on a/an monthly/quarterly/semi-annually/annually basis. The Inc-2 and Inc-3 share classes may distribute dividends out of / effectively out of its capital. With regards to Inc-2 and Inc-3 share classes, the Board of Directors may at its discretion pay dividend out of gross income while charging all or part of the share class’s fees and expenses to the capital of the share class, resulting in an increase in distributable income for the payment of dividends by the share class and therefore, the share class may effectively pay dividend out of capital. Payment of dividends out of capital or effectively out of capital amounts to a return or withdrawal of part of an investor’s original investment or from any capital gains attributable to that original investment. Any distributions involving payment of dividends out of the Sub-Fund’s capital or effectively out of the Sub-Fund’s capital may result in an immediate reduction of the net asset value per Share

Performances based on NAV to NAV, with dividend reinvested in share class currency. The investment returns are denominated in share class currency, which may be a foreign currency. If investment returns are not denominated in HKD/USD, US/HK dollar-based investors are exposed to exchange rate fluctuations.

10 year calendar performance: The computation basis of the performance is based on the calendar year end, NAV-To-NAV, with dividend reinvested. These figures show by how much each share class increased or decreased in value during the calendar year being shown. Performance data has been calculated in share class currency, including ongoing charges and excluding subscription fee and redemption fee you might have to pay. Where no past performance is shown there was insufficient data available in that year to provide performance.

Other non-specified information referred to above, source: Ninety One.

The share class aims to make distribution as per the distribution frequency stated.
Annualised Yield = Distribution per share / Record date NAV x Distribution frequency x 100%.

Morningstar Ratings based on the above share class only.

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 share classes 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 Morningstar rating for funds, please see the attached guide. The guide is a third party-document and is for informational purpose only. We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided in this third-party document and we are not responsible for any consequences resulting from the use of the information contained in the 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.

Past performance figures shown are not indicative of future performance. Investors are reminded that investment involves risk. Investors should refer to the offering documents for details, including risk factors. This website has not been reviewed by the SFC. 

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