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Fund highlights

A core solution designed to exploit the opportunities of emerging markets

Characteristics of the Investec Emerging Markets Equity Fund:

  • A core portfolio investing in the strong growth opportunities of companies listed and/or operating in emerging markets.
  • We search for high quality, attractively valued companies with improving operating performance that are receiving increasing investor attention.
  • High conviction, adaptable portfolio: style and size agnostic built from the bottom up.
  • Employs our rigorous and consistent 4Factor bottom-up investment approach, which combines both traditional and behavioral investment factors.
  • Managed by a specialist team with a history of investing in emerging markets.

Why Investec Asset Management for Emerging Markets?

  • IAM was founded in an emerging market and so has a special perspective on the world and understanding of emerging markets
  • 27 year history of investing in emerging markets across asset classes*
  • $77bn of the firm’s assets are invested in emerging markets*
  • 45% of the firm’s 233 investment professionals are engaged in investing in emerging market assets*
  • Emerging Markets Equity Fund is managed by the Investec 4Factor team using a process which has demonstrably worked well in emerging markets

*As at September 30, 2018

Investment Objective

The Investec Emerging Markets Equity Fund (the “Fund”) seeks long-term capital growth.


Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of emerging market companies, and in other instruments, such as shares of exchange traded funds (“ETFs”), that have economic characteristics similar to such securities. 

The Fund may invest in securities of companies with any market capitalization. The Fund typically invests in securities of approximately 70-100 companies.

Emerging market countries are countries that (i) major international financial institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, consider to be less economically mature than developed nations, such as the United States or most nations in Western Europe or (ii) are represented in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, the Fund’s benchmark index. Emerging market countries can include every nation in the world except the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and most countries located in Western Europe.

The Fund considers a company to be an emerging market company if: (i) its principal securities trading market is in an emerging market country, (ii) alone or on a consolidated basis it derives 50% or more of its annual revenue or profits from goods produced, sales made or services performed in emerging market countries or has at least 50% of its assets in emerging markets countries or (iii) it is organized under the laws of, or has a principal office in, an emerging market country. By applying this test, it is possible that a particular company could be deemed to be located in more than one country. A company that is deemed to be located in both an emerging market country and a non-emerging market country may be considered by the Fund to be an emerging market company.

In selecting investments to buy for the Fund, the Adviser combines a proprietary screening process with a fundamental research process to seek to identify high quality, attractively valued companies with improving operating performance that are receiving increasing investor attention. The Adviser may sell a stock if the investment case is no longer valid, the stock reaches its fair value or the Adviser identifi es a better investment opportunity.

Archie Hart

Portfolio Manager

Launch date 28.11.2018
CUSIP - A share
00774Q 883
CUSIP - I share
00774Q 825
Ticker - A share
ZEMAX
Ticker - I share
ZEMIX
Past performance comparison index MSCI Emerging Markets Index

Prices

  • A Inc USD
  • ISIN: US00774Q8336
  • NAV Price: 10.9900
  • 12 Mth Lo: 9.3800
  • 12 Mth Hi: 11.0500
  • Date: 22/04/19
  • I Inc USD
  • ISIN: US00774Q8252
  • NAV Price: 11.0000
  • 12 Mth Lo: 9.3900
  • 12 Mth Hi: 11.0600
  • Date: 22/04/19

Important information

Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risk, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund’s prospectus which can be obtained by calling 1-800-434-5623. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. 

The Fund is distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co., 1 Freedom Valley Dr., Oaks, PA 19456., which  is not affiliated with Investec  Asset Management or any of its affiliates.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, international investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from social, economic or political instability in other nations. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume. Investments in smaller companies typically exhibit higher volatility. The fund is non-diversified.