The Global Equity Fund is an actively managed equity portfolio which holds c.80-100 global stocks. The portfolio is managed in accordance with the Setanta investment philosophy. That is, the managers seek to own good businesses for the long-term at prices below what they think they’re worth, carefully considering each investment’s risk profile.
The fund is managed by a team of eight global sector specialists, overseen by two lead portfolio managers. The aim is to achieve a sensible level of diversification on a sector and geographic basis. Reflecting this, portfolio sector weights are generally set so as broadly similar to the sector weights in the benchmark. Within each sector, stocks are chosen through bottom-up analysis, based on investment merit. Rather than focusing on the historic level of volatility of an asset, the portfolio managers regard the probability of permanent impairment of capital as the most relevant measure of risk. In doing so, they seek to maximise downside protection by understanding the risks posed by the valuation, financial, and operational characteristics of the asset.
The Fund’s active share, a measure of overlap versus the benchmark, is typically around 90%, a level that is generally considered highly differentiated.
The investment objective of the Fund is to outperform the MSCI World index over the long term.
Key Information & Disclosures(s)
The Global Equity Fund is managed by Setanta Asset Management Limited and is a representative account of the Global Equity strategy. The strategy is also available on a segregated basis or a UCITS mutual fund via Beresford Funds plc. Learn more
For this life assurance product, investors should refer to the relevant policy conditions. The strategy is also available on a segregated basis to institutional investors.
WARNING: Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. The price of units and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount invested. The return may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. Forecasts are not a reliable indicator of future performance.