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Investec Global Quality Equity Income Fund

The Investec Global Quality Equity Income Fund provides a differentiated approach to income investing. A long-term approach which has been proven since it was launched in 2007 and is now available as an OEIC for UK investors.

Fund highlights

  • Focus on Quality companies – world leaders with long-term sustainable businesses maintained through high barriers to entry and competitive advantages.
  • Seeks above market dividend yield and strong dividend growth – companies generating sustainably high levels of free-cash-flow to drive future dividend growth.
  • Reduced uncertainty in an uncertain world – very downside aware with historically smaller drawdowns in falling markets, the Strategy had provided very attractive total returns with lower volatility.


Portfolio Manager interviews

Meet the managers

Our approach

What makes the Fund different


Long-term outperformance

Since launch in March 2007, the Luxembourg-domiciled Investec GSF Global Quality Equity Income Fund has delivered excellent, top-decile, long-term growth and first percentile risk-adjusted returns.

Risk vs. return since March 2007, in GBP

Source: Morningstar, 30.09.17.

Reduced uncertainty in an uncertain world

The Fund has a proven track record of outperformance in falling markets, dampening drawdowns for investors. Equally, the Fund has historically kept up with rising equity markets, resulting in attractive long-term outperformance.

Average rolling 12 month performance, in GBP

Calendar (and Index**) year returns: 2016: 21.6%(28.7%); 2015: 14.3%(3.3%); 2014: 10.2%(10.6%); 2013: 12.9%(20.5%); 2012: 9.2%(11.0%).

Source: Morningstar, 30.09.17. Performance is net of annual management fees and excludes any initial charges, in GBP. Cumulative returns are calculated on a bid to bid basis of the A Inc class with gross income reinvested in USD. Average rolling performance is calculated on rolling 12 month periods since inception: 30.03.07. Source: Morningstar, 5 years ending December 2016. Performance is net of fees (A Inc 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 AC World NR (MSCI World NR pre 1 Oct 11)^.

Superior dividend growth

Avoiding capital intensive sectors such as utilities and natural resources, we focus on capital light Quality companies that can pay a growing and sustainable dividend to investors.

Dividend received from US$100, invested in 1984 — superior dividend growth leads to far higher long-term realised yields

No representation is being made that any investment will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those achieved in the past, or that significant losses will be avoided.

Source: Investec Asset Management, FactSet, 31.12.16. This is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a particular security. The specific companies discussed herein are included to demonstrate the overall effect of compounding at the stock level, we compared a typical high quality health care company, with a fairly typical high growth cyclical mining company, and a fairly typical bond proxy utility company. The returns from different companies within these sectors will be different, with some better and some worse performers, but we think that these examples illustrate the point we are trying to make.

Learn more about Quality companies for growth and Income

General risks

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 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. 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.

Blake Hutchins

Portfolio Manager

Clyde Rossouw

Portfolio Manager

Abrie Pretorius

Portfolio Manager

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Important Information

All information is as at 30.09.17 unless otherwise stated.

^Comparative index changed from MSCI World NR to MSCI Wolrd NR on 01 October 2011.

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. 

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.