The Fund aims to provide an attractive level of growth by investing in European companies or companies which carry out a large proportion of their business activities in Europe.
|YTD||1 year||3 years p.a.||5 years p.a.||Since inception p.a.|
|Investec GSF European Equity A Acc**||24.7%||23.6%||8.0%||13.6%||4.3%|
|MSCI Europe NRˆ||22.8%||22.3%||4.4%||8.6%||1.9%|
Calendar (and Index^) year returns: 2016: -0.8%(-0.4%); 2015: 3.6%(-2.8%); 2014: -1.4%(-6.2%); 2013: 36.2%(25.2%); 2012: 29.8%(20.7%).
Source: Morningstar, dates to 30.09.17, NAV based, inclusive of all annual management fees but excluding any initial charges, gross income reinvested, in USD. *The investment objective of the Fund was amended in November 2012 to include the UK. Investec’s 4FactorTM Equity team started managing the Fund from 28.12.06, which is the date used for performance purposes as above, prior to this date the Fund was managed by a third party. **The A Acc share class launched 30.11.07, the performance shown prior to this is simulated performance based on oldest share class since fund launch adjusted to reflect the fees of the share class being simulated. ***The A Acc USD Hedged share class launched on 14 July 2014. Calendar year performance source: Morningstar, 5 years ending December 2016. Performance is net of fees (A Share class, NAV based, including ongoing charges, excluding initial charges), gross income reinvested, in USD. If the share class currency differs from the investor’s home currency, returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. ^Index: MSCI Europe NR (MSCI Eur ex UK pre-30 Nov 2012).
The value of investments, and any income generated from them, can fall as well as rise. Where charges are taken from capital, this may constrain future growth.
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. If any currency differs from the investor's 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.
Specific risksGeographic / Sector: Investments may be primarily concentrated in specific countries, geographical regions and/or industry sectors. This may mean the value of the Fund may decrease whilst more broadly invested funds might grow. Currency exchange: Changes in the relative values of different currencies may adversely affect the value of the Fund’s investments and any related income. Derivatives: The use of derivatives is not intended to increase the overall level of risk in the Fund. However, the use of derivatives may still lead to large changes in the value of the Fund and includes the potential for large financial loss. Third party operational: The Fund’s operations depend on third parties. Investors in the Fund may suffer disruption or financial loss in the event of third-party operational failure. 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. bankruptcy), the owners of their equity rank last in terms of any financial payment from that company.
All information is as at 30.09.17 unless otherwise stated.
*Internal parameters subject to change without prior notice, compares to 445 stocks for MSCI Europe.
**The assets under management (‘AUM’) figure for the 4FactorTM team stated above is calculated on an investment basis i.e. the assets that are managed across the 4Factor range of strategies, which now includes the SA Equity & Multi-Asset strategies. Where investment strategies have underlying holdings in other Investec funds or investment strategies the same pool of assets may appear under more than one investment strategy.
Fund ratings may be provided by independent rating agencies based on a range of investment criteria, and do not constitute investment advice by Investec Asset Management. For a full description of the ratings please see www.investecassetmanagement.com/ratings.
Indices are shown for illustrative purposes only, are unmanaged and do not take into account market conditions or the costs associated with investing. Further, the manager’s strategy may deploy investment techniques and instruments not used to generate Index performance. For this reason, the performance of the manager and the Indices are not directly comparable.
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