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BL Emerging Markets

Mixed funds

Data as of 21/02/2020

Risk level

Low High
Recommended investment horizon : > 10 years

Performance

Average annual performance since launch 0,31 %

Performance as at 21/02/2020

FUNDS
2017 20,95 %
2018 -12,72 %
2019 11,70 %
Since 01/01/2020 -3,85 %
Over the last 12 months 0,55 %
Over 3 years 7,02 %
Since launch 2,16 %
Asset breakdown
Equities 78,25 %
Cash 18,79 %
Bonds 2,96 %
Breakdown by currency
CNY 10,96 %
USD 10,61 %
TWD 10,45 %
EUR 10,37 %
BRL 10,02 %
Others 47,59 %
Main positions
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 3,31 %
Tencent Holdings Ltd 3,06 %
Natura + Co Holding SA 2,96 %
Thai Beverage PCL 2,69 %
Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV ADR repr 10 units of 10 shs B + 20 shs D 2,28 %

Strategy

Investment objective and policy

The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in emerging market equities and bonds.The equity allocation can vary between 60% and 100%. The bond allocation results from the lack of opportunities on the equity side. The structure of this fund is not linked to a benchmark index, but derives from the addition of individual investment opportunities. The equity investments are based on the principles of "business-like investing". This approach implies that the fund manager considers every investment like a stake in a business with a long-term investment horizon. This means that he is on the look-out for quality companies with a tangible competitive advantage that results in high levels of profitability and strong potential for free cash flow generation. Great importance is also attached to company valuation. The fund only invests in a company when its share price provides a safety margin compared to its intrinsic value. This sub-fund is also available denominated in USD with the identical investment policy (LU0887931029).

Management report - 4th Quarter 2019

The emerging markets' equity index, the MSCI Emerging Markets NR, was up by 8.6% (in EUR) during the last quarter of 2019. The fund (retail class B) was up by 3.0% (in EUR) over the same period. Overall, equity markets were strong as the trade negotiations between the US and China gathered pace. The Asian markets were mainly driven by large caps with companies like Tencent, Samsung Electronics, TSMC and Alibaba advancing between 16% and 26% (in EUR) during the quarter. In Latin America, Chile was particularly weak. The Chilean stock index and the Chilean Peso corrected heavily after the country was hit by the worst unrest in decades. The protests over high living costs and inequality, that started in October, spread from Santiago to other cities. The fund's underperformance during this rally is largely explained by its 20% cash and bond allocation and by its strong overweight in consumer staples and its underweight in information technology. Indeed, the strongest sector was information technology, returning close to 15% (in EUR) during the quarter, whereas the consumer staples sector was the only sector with a negative performance during the quarter at -0.9% (in EUR). Regarding the equity allocation, it was maintained close to 80% throughout the quarter.

General information

Net Asset Value 
Calculated Every business day
NAV class B capitalisation shares (21/02/2020) 102,16 USD
CODES Internal capitalisation code : 13974046
ISIN capitalisation code : LU0887931029
WKN capitalisation code : A1KCRG
Net assets (million) 523,05 USD
Launch date 24/02/2013

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