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Investec Global Franchise

Seeking greater certainty in an uncertain world

Investec Global Franchise Fund

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 competitive advantages.

Clyde Rossouw

Clyde Rossouw

Portfolio Manager

Why choose Investec Global Franchise?

Seeks to invest in world leading companies with strong competitive advantages, attractive 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 portfolio adjusting exposure to maximise downside protection and participate meaningfully in rising markets

Fund facts

Launch Date: 4 July 2009
Domicile: Luxembourg
Comparative index: MSCI AC World NR
Morningstar category: Global Large-Cap Blend Equity

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Seeks to reduce uncertainty in an uncertain world

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

Average rolling 12 month performance

Source: Investec Asset Management & Morningstar, 30 September 2019. Performance is shown net of fees (A Acc share class, NAV based, including ongoing charges, excluding initial charges), gross income reinvested, in USD. Rolling 12 month periods since inception: 10 April 2007. Strategy inception date 10 April 2007. The performance is based on the OEIC Investec Global Select Equity Fund from 10 April 2007 which then merged into the Luxembourg-domiciled Investec GSF Global Franchise Fund on 04 July 2009. Please note month-end performance data is used.

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 investments and any related income. Derivatives: The use of derivatives is not intended to increase the overall level of risk. However, the use of derivatives may still lead to large changes in value and includes the potential for large financial loss. A counterparty to a derivative transaction may fail to meet its obligations which may also lead to a financial loss. 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. insolvency), the owners of their equity rank last in terms of any financial payment from that company. Concentrated portfolio: The portfolio invests in a relatively small number of individual holdings. This may mean wider fluctuations in value than more broadly invested portfolios.

Important information

All information is as at 30.09.19 unless otherwise stated.
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
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.
If applicable 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.