DNCA Invest
Beyond Global Leaders

Global equities

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Portfolio managers comments
October 2018

"No matter how things seem, they can always get worse…" - Anonymous

After the relative quiet of September, October was an absolute shocker of a month with most indices plummeting as if Armageddon was approaching…except that nothing had really changed. For me it was seemingly like the last drop of water in a glass that caused it to overflow. There have been concerns for a while with rising US yields and a slowing China. The hawkish minutes released by the FED, the confirmation of the China slowdown (6.5% in 3Q versus 6.7% in the 2Q), and the realization that the trade war is finally impacting...

Rajesh Varma - Yingying WuText completed on 5 November 2018

At 13/12/2018



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Volatility over 1 year


Recommended minimum investment horizon

5 Years

Net assets
(At 30/11/2018)


Inception date

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

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.

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.


Fund evolution
Performance over the year
The performances since the fund's creation and until 11 October 2018 were achieved based on a management strategy that was altered.
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DNCA Invest Beyond Global Leaders-8,27%
MSCI All Countries World Index (EUR) NR+0.06%
(1) The inception date of the Fund is 15/11/2010


The Sub-Fund is managed taking into consideration Responsible and Sustainable principles. In this way, the investment process and resulting stock picking take into account internal scoring with respect to both corporate responsibility and sustainability of the companies. 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 fund aims to outperform the MSCI All Countries World Index (MSCI ACWI Index) over the recommended investment timeframe of five years.

What breakdown?

The Sub-Fund will invest at any time within the following limits in:
- Equities or related financial derivative instruments (such as CFD or DPS): 80% to 100 of its net assets,
- Debt instruments: 0% to 20% of its net assets,
- in case of adverse market conditions, the Sub-Fund may invest up to 100% of its net assets in money market instruments,
- up to 10% of its net assets in units and/or shares of UCITS and AIFs.
The Sub-Fund may also invest in securities denominated in any currency. However non base currency exposure may be hedged back to the base currency to moderate currency exchange risks. More specifically, futures and currency forwards may be used for that purposes.
Exchange Traded or OTC derivatives (other than CFD and DPS) can represent up to 40% of the Sub-Fund's net assets, indcluding but not limited to, futures contracts and non complex options negotiated on regulated markets for the purpose of hedging or increasing equity exposure without 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
Min Subscription Amount :
2500 (Share A)
Nil (Share B, Share N, Share ND)
200000 (Share I)
Min Subscription Shares :
None (Share A, Share B, Share I, Share N, Share ND)
Subscription Fees : 3% max
Performance fee : 10% of the positive performance net of any fees above MSCI All Countries World Index (EUR) NR

Legal information

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.