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Investec Global Franchise Fund

Seeks consistency in an uncertain world


The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth primarily through investment in shares of companies around the world. The Fund will have a blend of investments and will be unrestricted in its choice of companies either by size or industry, or in terms of the geographical make-up of the portfolio. The Fund will focus investment on stocks deemed to be of high quality which are typically associated with global brands or franchises.

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Clyde Rossouw

Clyde Rossouw

Portfolio Manager

Fund highlights

Invests in world leading companies with strong brands

Focuses on quality businesses with high customer loyalty, strong brands, no debt and are more resilient in times of economic uncertainty.


Focuses on industries with stable growth
The Fund currently focuses on technology, consumer staples and healthcare which could deliver consistent returns throughout the cycle.

Seeks to deliver excellent consistent long-term performance
The Fund has weathered volatile markets while seeking long-term outperformance.

Seeks consistency in an uncertain world

Outperformed in periods especially falling markets, dampening drawdowns for investors. Equally, the Fund has historically kept up with rising equity markets resulting in attractive outperformance over the long term.

Average rolling 12 month performance since launch1

Calendar year performance since inception1

Fund facts2

Launch Date:
4 July 2009
Fund size: US$ 5,106.0 million
Comparative index: MSCI AC World NR (MSCI World NR pre 01.10.11)#
Annual management fee: A share - 1.50%
Morningstar overall rating3 ★★★★★

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1 Source: Morningstar, as at 30.09.19, based on NAV to NAV (inclusive of all annual management fees but excluding any initial charges) of A Acc Share class, in USD. YTD refers to year-to-date performance. *Since launch performance figures are calculated from the launch date of the Fund on 04.07.09. #MSCI AC World NR (MSCI World NR pre 01.10.11). The comparative index may vary. As such the performances of the “composite” comparative index may consist of a combination of the old comparative indexprior to the change and the current comparative index post the change. 2 Source: Investec Asset Management, as at 30.09.19. 3 Source: © 2019 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. Data as of 30.09.19, based on A Acc share class. Morningstar rates mutual funds based on how well they’ve performed (after adjusting for risk and accounting for all sales charges) in comparison to similar funds, the top 10% of funds receive five stars, the next 22.5% four stars, the middle 35% three stars, the next 22.5% two stars, and the bottom 10% receive one star. The rating does not guarantee that the fund constituents, or fund prices will not fluctuate.


The value of this investment, and any income generated from it, will be affected by changes in interest rates, general market conditions and other political, social and economic developments, as well as by specific matters relating to the assets in which it invests. The Fund’s investment objective will not necessarily be achieved and investors are not certain to make profits; losses may be made. The Fund may use or invest in financial derivatives. Past performance figures shown and any forecasts on the economy, stock or bond market, or economic trends that are targeted by the fund, are not indicative of future performance. Investment involves risks. Investors should read the Prospectus for details, including the risk factors. 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 is not a buy, sell or hold recommendation for any particular security. The portfolio may change significantly over a short period of time. 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 value of the shares in the fund and the income accruing to the shares, if any, may fall or rise. Potential investor should read the details of the Prospectus before deciding to subscribe for or purchase the Fund. Investment involves risk. Please refer to the Singapore Offering Documents (including the risk factors set out therein) and the relevant Product Highlights Sheet for details which are available at your bank or financial adviser. Investors may wish to seek advice from a financial adviser before making a commitment to purchase shares of the Fund. In the event that an investor chooses not to seek advice from a financial adviser, he/she should consider carefully whether the Fund in question is suitable for him/her. For more information, please contact your bank and financial advice. This website has not been reviewed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Issued by Investec Asset Management Singapore Pte Limited (Co. Reg. No. 201220398M).