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Investec Global Franchise Fund

A fund defined by companies
that redefine the world.

Global Franchise Fund

The Investec Global Franchise Fund has a differentiated approach to investing in quality companies. It has a long-term investment horizon investing in world leading companies from around the globe, many of which have long trading histories, strong brands and superior competitive advantages.

Clyde Rossouw

Clyde Rossouw

Portfolio Manager

Why choose this fund?


Seeks to invest in world leading companies with strong competitive advantages, superior margins and focuses on capital re-investment

A high-conviction portfolio of 25–40 stocks of primarily investment grade companies, with high customer loyalty, strong brands and no debt

An equity-only fund adjusting exposure to maximise downside protection and participate meaningfully in rising markets

Invest in USD or ZAR

You are able to get exposure to this Fund either directly as a foreign-domiciled international fund in USD, or as a rand-denominated feeder fund which invests in rands into the underlying offshore fund.

  • Investec Global Franchise Fund (USD)

    Fund facts (USD)

    Sector: Morningstar Global Large-Cap Blend Equity
    Launch Date: 4 July 2009
    Minimum investment: Lump sum: USD3,000
    Risk Profile:
    1234567

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  • Investec Global Franchise Feeder Fund (ZAR)

    Fund facts (ZAR)

    Sector: Global EQ General
    Launch Date: 1 July 2001
    Minimum investment: R10,000
    Risk Profile:
    1234567

    Quick links (ZAR)

Seeks to reduce uncertainty in an uncertain world

We believe the Fund has the right attributes to withstand most economic conditions with an established track record of providing meaningful participation in up markets and smaller drawdowns in down markets at a lower volatility.

Average rolling 12 month performance

Past performance should not be taken as a guide to the future, losses may be made. Data is not audited. Source: Investec Asset Management, 30.09.18. 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. See next page for full performance history explanation. Highest and lowest 12 month rolling returns achieved in 10 years: Highest 54.4% and Lowest: -38.7%. Annualised performance is the average return per year over the period. Individual investor’s performance may vary depending on actual investment dates.

Important information

All information is as at 30.09.18 unless stated otherwise. This communication is not for general public distribution and is for general information only. If you are a private investor and receive it as part of a general circulation, please contact us on +44 (0)20 7597 1800. The value of this investment, and any income generated from it, can go down as well as up and will be affected by changes in interest rates, exchange 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 there is no guarantee that these investments will make profits; losses may be made. This Fund may not be appropriate for investors who plan to withdraw their money within the short to medium term. Performance shown is that of the Fund and individual investor’s performance may differ as a result of initial fees, actual investment date, date of any subsequent reinvestment and any dividend withholding tax. 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. It is not an invitation to make an investment nor does it constitute an offer for sale. Before making an investment, please read the Prospectus and Key Investor Information Document, which sets out the fund specific risks and is available from Investec Asset Management. The portfolio may change significantly over a short period of time. The Fund is traded at the ruling price and can engage in borrowing, up to 10% of the portfolio net asset value to bridge insufficient liquidity, and scrip lending and may be closed in order to be managed in accordance with the mandate. The Fund is a sub-fund of the Investec Global Strategy Fund, which is a UCITS organised as a Société d’Investissement à Capital Variable under the law of Luxembourg. For further information on the Fund including application forms and a schedule of fees and commissions, please contact Investec Asset Management. Fund prices and English language copies of the Prospectus, Report & Accounts and Articles of Incorporation and local language copies of the Key Investor Information Documents may be obtained from our website and free of charge from the following country specific contacts: Luxembourg – Investec Global Strategy Fund, 49 avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg. In South Africa, Investec Asset Management is an authorised financial services provider. Those sub-funds offered for public sale in South Africa are approved under the South African Collective Investment Schemes Control Act. Issued by Investec Asset Management, August 2017.