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Portfolio managers comments
September 2017


“Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigourous mind.” – Samuel Johnson

Despite stocks generally performing poorly in September, this time around it was a good month for equities with Europe and the US performing best. Japan also underperformed but the weakest link in September was EM. Cyclicals outperformed as did the energy sector (up almost 8%), thanks to a rising oil price. As a result, defensive and quality stocks underperformed. And this, in a nutshell explains the relative underperformance of the fund versus its reference index (+1.84% versus +2.51%).

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Rajesh Varma - Yingying WuText completed on October 02, 2017

At 2017-10-19

NAV

202.27€

Risk indicator

Year-to-date performance

+15,33%

5-year
annualized performance

+12,42%
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Performance 

2016

+1,72%

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Volatility over 1 year

11,71%

Recommended minimum investment horizon

5 Years

Net assets
(At 2017-09-29)

266M€

Inception date

2010-11-15
Past performance is not an indicator of future performance
Management fees are included in performance. The performances are calculated net of any fees by DNCA FINANCE.
This is not a capital guarantee fund

Fund Managers

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Rajesh Varma

Rajesh Varma is a graduate of the University of Michigan (BSE 1986 and MBA 1988).

He began his career at Fidelity in Hong Kong as an analyst covering Asian markets. Between 1991 and 1993 he worked in a hedge fund in Hong-Kong (Arral Associates - the first Asian hedge fund) covering Asia and technology. In 1993, he set up an Asia hedge fund at KI Pacific AM based in London. In 1997, he joined Montgomery AM in San Francisco as fund manager specialising in several global sectors. At the end of 2000, he moved to Paris, where he worked for two years at Eurazeo. Rajesh joined Carmignac Gestion in December 2002 where he managed global funds focusing on new technologies, healthcare and renewable energies, participating in Asian stock-picking for the whole range of funds.

He joined the DNCA Finance management team in September 2010.

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Yingying Wu

Yingying Wu is a graduate of HEC in 2010 and is a CFA charterholder and also holds a master’s degree in Journalism from The Communication University of China in Beijing (2005).

She began her career in the European equities department of BNP Paribas Asset Management in Paris where she co-managed global discretionary funds and an emerging Asia fund.

She joined the DNCA Finance growth team in April 2015.

Performances

Fund evolution
Annualised performances
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YTD

DNCA Invest Global Leaders+15,33%
MSCI All Countries World Index (EUR) NR+6.29%
Simulator
(1) The inception date of the Fund is 2010-11-15

Briefly

The Sub-Fund's investment strategy is based on discretionary management. The Sub-Fund aims to invest in issuers considered to be the "pillars" or "leaders" in global economy, wherever their geographical location. The Investment Manager seeks to benefit from new structural trends across the globe by taking in issuers that benefit from "secular" growth rather than cyclical growth and issuers poised for gains regardless of the economic climate.

What objective?

The Sub-Fund seeks to outperform the MSCI All Countries World Index Net Total Return (Euro) on the recommended investment term (5 years).

What breakdown?

Stocks or related derivative financial instruments (such as CFD or DPS): 60% to 100% of net assets
Debt securities: up to 40% of net assets
In the event of market downturns, the fund can invest up to 100% of its net assets in money market instruments.
Units and/or shares in UCI funds: up to 10% of net assets.
In securities denominated in any currency. However, exposure to a currency that is not a base currency can be hedged with a base currency in order to reduce forex risk. Futures and OTC contracts in particular can be used for this purpose.
The fund may invest in listed derivatives instruments or OTC derivatives products (other than CFD and DPS) equating to 40% of its net assets, including standardized futures contracts and non-complex options traded on the regulated markets in order to hedge or increase equity exposure, while not actively seeking overexposure.

For what type of investor?

All investors and in particular investors who are seeking an opportunity-driven fund management style and are willing to accept exposure to market risk as part of the discretionary asset allocation management strategy, while also holding their positions over a long investment timeframe.

Which characteristics?

Pricing : Daily
Fund Legal Type : SICAV mutual fund governed by Luxembourg law
Country Of Domicile : LU
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Min Subscription Shares :
Subscription Fees : 3% max
Performance fee : 10% of the positive performance net of any fees above MSCI All Countries World Index (EUR) NR

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The above information is not a confirmation of any transaction and does not comprise investment advice. Past performances are not a reliable indicator of future performances. Management fees are included in performances. Access to products and services presented may be restricted regarding certain persons or countries. Tax treatment depends on the individual situation of each investor. For full information regarding strategies and fees, please refer to the prospectus, KIID documents and other regulatory information available on this website or free of charge on demand from the investment management company’s registered offices.