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Investec Global Franchise Fund

The Fund aims to provide an attractive level of growth by investing in companies which, we believe, are high quality and typically associated with being world leaders in their field.

Fund highlights

Seeks consistency in an uncertain world

Reasons to invest

  1. Quality investing seeks consistency in an uncertain world
  2. A Fund seeking to withstand most economic conditions
  3. Managed by a top team with a long history of employing the Quality style
  4. Excellent track record with attractive risk characteristics since launch*

A Fund that seeks consistent returns

We believe the Investec Global Franchise Fund has the right attributes to withstand most economic conditions.

Average rolling 12 month performance

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Past performance should not be taken as a guide to the future, losses may be made.
Data is not audited. Source: Investec Asset Management, 30.09.17. Performance is net of annual management fees and excludes any initial charges, in US$. Returns are calculated on a bid to bid basis of the A class with gross income reinvested in US$. Rolling 12 month periods since month end following inception: 30.04.07. 

Excellent track record with low volatility since inception*

The Fund has delivered an excellent track record since inception*, outperforming its performance comparison index and peer group, with relatively lower levels of volatility.

1 year 3 year p.a. 5 years p.a. Since inception p.a.*
Investec GSF Global Franchise A Acc USD 12.4% 8.4% 9.1% 6.5%
MSCI AC World NR (MSCI World NR pre 01.10.11)** 18.6% 7.4% 10.2% 4.2%
Morningstar Global Large-Cap Blend Equity sector


5.4% 7.9% 2.1%
Quartile ranking 4 1 2 1

Past performance should not be taken as a guide to the future, losses may be made.
Data is not audited. Source: Morningstar, as at 30.09.17, NAV based, (inclusive of all annual management fees but excluding any initial charges), gross income reinvested, in US$, based on the A Acc share class. *Inception date 10.04.07, quartile ranking within Morningstar Global Large-Cap Blend Equity sector. Performance is based on the OEIC Investec Global Select Equity Fund (launched 10.04.07) which then merged into the Luxembourg-domiciled Global Franchise Fund on 04.07.09. Please note month-end performance data is used. **Comparative index changed to MSCI AC World Index NR on 01.10.11. Annualised performance is the average return per year over the period. Individual investor’s performance may vary depending on actual investment dates.

Clyde Rossouw

Portfolio Manager


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Important information

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

All information is as at 30.09.17 unless otherwise stated.

The Fund’s investment objectives and performance targets will not necessarily be achieved and there is no guarantee that these investments will make profits; losses may be made.

Fund specific risks:

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.

Charges from capital: For Inc-2 shares classes, expenses are charged to the capital account rather than to income. This has the effect of increasing income (which may be taxable) whilst reducing capital to an equivalent extent. This could constrain future capital and income growth.

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.

Concentrated portfolio: The Fund invests in a relatively small number of individual holdings. This may mean the value of the Fund may fluctuate more widely than more broadly invested funds.


MSCI data is sourced from MSCI Inc. MSCI makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein. The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used as a basis for other indices or any securities or financial products. This report is not approved, endorsed, reviewed or produced by MSCI. None of the MSCI data is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such.

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