Objective

Investment objective summary

  • The Fund aims to provide capital growth (to grow the value of the investment) and income over at least 5 years.
      • The Fund invests primarily (at least two-thirds but typically substantially more) in the shares of companies around the world which meet the Investment Manager’s sustainability framework.
      • The Fund takes a positive inclusion approach which means that the Investment Manager focuses on investing in companies it believes to be leaders in their industry sectors and geographies in their approach to sustainability. These companies have policies, operations and/or business models that aim to minimise their harmful effects on society and the environment, or whose products and/or services seek to benefit society and the environment. The Investment Manager believes that the effects a company has on its wider stakeholders (e.g. society, the environment, its employees) will be increasingly recognised by the financial markets.
      • The index used in the performance section is deemed to be a good representation of the Fund’s investable universe and is widely used, independently calculated and readily available. Fund performance can also be compared to the IA sector average. Many funds sold in the UK are grouped into sectors by the Investment Association (the trade body that represents UK investment managers), to facilitate comparison between funds with broadly similar characteristics.
      Stephanie Niven
      Portfolio Manager
      Stephanie is co-portfolio manager of the Global Sustainable Equity strategy within the Sustainable Equity team at...
      Miles Hamilton
      Portfolio Manager
      Miles is co-portfolio manager of the Global Sustainable Equity strategy and head of research within the...

      Performance & commentary

      Portfolio & Holdings

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

      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.

      Sustainable Strategies

      Sustainable, impact or other sustainability-focused portfolios consider specific factors related to their strategies in assessing and selecting investments. As a result, they will exclude certain industries and companies that do not meet their criteria. This may result in their portfolios being substantially different from broader benchmarks or investment universes, which could in turn result in relative investment performance deviating significantly from the performance of the broader market.

      We recommend that you seek independent financial advice to ensure this Fund is suitable for your investment needs.

      All the information contained in this communication is believed to be reliable but may be inaccurate or incomplete. Any opinions stated are honestly held but are not guaranteed and should not be relied upon.

      This communication is provided for general information only. It is not an invitation to make an investment nor does it constitute an offer for sale. The full documentation that should be considered before making an investment, including the Prospectus and Key Investor Information Documents, which set out the Fund specific risks, are available from Ninety One. This Fund should be considered as a long-term investment.

      Performance data source: © Morningstar, NAV based, (net of fees, excluding initial charges), total return for GSF Luxembourg domiciled funds and net income reinvested where applicable for OEIC United Kingdom domiciled funds, in the share class dealing currency. Performance would be lower had initial charges been included as an initial charge of up to 5% (10% for S shares) may be applied to your investment. This means that for an investment of $1,000, where the initial charge equals 5%, $950 ($900 for S shares) would actually be invested in the Fund. Returns to individual investors will vary in accordance with their personal tax status and tax domicile.

      For a full description of the Morningstar rating for funds, please see the attached guide. A rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a fund.

      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.

      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.