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Global equities funds

Our expertise in equities encompasses a comprehensive range of active funds, designed to meet the needs of institutional investors. We offer a broad range of global funds, including dividend investing, emerging markets, recovery investing, and value, which are managed with a long-term perspective to deliver long-term outperformance for our clients.

Global Select Fund

John William Olsen

Fund manager: John William Olsen

The is a core global equity proposition, investing in a concentrated portfolio of quality companies, with ‘economic moats’ which aim to protect their profitability and an element of change helping to drive their value.

  • A core, concentrated portfolio of quality, primarily developed market-listed, companies, with environmental, social and governance (ESG) at the heart of the manager’s assessment of businesses.
  • A long-term, low-turnover fund where patience is key, taking advantage of short-term share-price weakness to invest in quality companies at attractive valuations.
  • Strictly focused on valuation, waiting for short-term ‘disruptions’ which provide clear valuation opportunities before investing in a business.
  • A dynamic investment framework, designed to help the fund cope in different market conditions, with a particular focus on risk.

Global Emerging Markets Fund

Michael Bourke

Fund manager: Michael Bourke

This fund seeks to invest in emerging market companies whose long-term prospects are deemed undervalued. It is our belief that shareholder value creation, rather than economic growth, is what drives share prices over the long run. We believe that there is a strong link between a company’s return on capital and its valuation. Our investment approach therefore focuses on company fundamentals, in particular a firm’s level of return on capital and how that is reflected in the valuations of the shares. We also pay close attention to corporate governance practices to identify companies that are run in the interests of all their shareholders.

  • A fund focused on return on capital. We undertake rigorous fundamental analysis to identify companies that use capital efficiently to create value for their shareholders over time.
  • A distinctive process and method of portfolio construction that is designed to deliver consistent performance across different market conditions by selecting stocks with distinct drivers of return on capital.
  • An active, long-term value-oriented approach that seeks to identify mispriced opportunities by taking advantage of the short-term, sentiment-driven nature of emerging market investors.

Global Dividend Fund

Stuart Rhodes

Fund manager: Stuart Rhodes

This fund follows an unconstrained approach in global equities with the aim of outperforming the MSCI AC World Index over the long term. The fund also has an income objective of providing a rising income stream and a yield premium.

The team seeks to invest in companies with potential for long-term dividend growth. This approach is based on the fundamental belief that companies generating rising dividends, bought at sensible valuations, will deliver excellent total returns over time through the combination of income growth and capital growth. Dividends and share prices go hand in hand.

The fund is designed to benefit from the following:

  • The tailwind of dividend investing.
  • A bottom-up approach focused on fundamental analysis and valuation.
  • A disciplined process which selects stocks from three distinct categories of dividend growth: ‘quality’ (defensives), ‘assets’ (cyclicals) and ‘rapid growth’ (growth).

The process provides flexibility and allows the fund manager to invest outside the defensive stocks most commonly associated with dividend funds. The outcome is a balanced portfolio which is designed to cope with a variety of market conditions. The fund will usually hold around 50 stocks backed by conviction and a long-term time horizon of three to five years. Investors seeking income can receive distributions paid quarterly.

Global Recovery Fund

David Williams

Fund manager: David Williams

This fund takes a tried and tested investment approach and applies it to a global universe. The portfolio invests in struggling companies with the potential to restore themselves to health. M&G has been investing in recovery stocks since 1969 and as such has unrivalled experience of recovery scenarios. In this fund, we are applying our tried and tested philosophy, our principles and our experiences, to a global universe. A clearly differentiated approach.

  • The fund invests in companies that are experiencing difficulties, but which show potential for recovery over the long term that is not recognised by the market.
  • The focus is on finding mispriced risk by assessing the potential long-term strategic value of a business.
  • We look at corporate recovery, not economic recovery.
  • We invest in management teams that have a sound strategy to improve their companies, hopefully generating strong future cashflow growth. If successful, these companies should see their shares benefit from the dual effect of a higher stock market rating on higher earnings.

Global Themes Fund

Jamie Horvat

Fund manager: Jamie Horvat

This fund offers a conservative way to invest in the economic growth of emerging markets, through global companies based in the west but with exposure to developing economies.

  • The fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth by investing in those companies that provide the ‘building blocks’ of the global economy – basic materials, products and services that feature in everyday life around the world.
  • The team identifies structural trends in the global economy and the companies positioned to benefit from them. Meeting company management is key to their approach and they look for management teams who are able to execute an intelligent business fund and whose interests are clearly aligned with those of the company’s shareholders.

Global Listed Infrastructure strategy

Alex Araujo

Fund manager: Alex Arujo

An active global equity strategy focused on listed infrastructure, which aims to outperform the MSCI ACWI Index over any five-year period and increase the income stream every year.

  • A bottom-up approach driven by fundamental analysis, applied to an asset class with attractive characteristics of premium yield and lower volatility relative to global equities.
  • A modern and diversified approach which invests beyond the traditional realm of ‘economic’ infrastructure to encompass the ‘social’ and ‘evolving’ categories of infrastructure.
  • A disciplined approach which integrates ESG in the stock selection process, led by independent research and company engagement.
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