Data as of 19/10/2017

Risk level

Low

High

Recommended investment horizon : > 10 years

average annual performance since launch

0,90 %


Performance as at 19/10/2017

FUNDS
2014 -5,65 %
2015 -9,44 %
2016 3,22 %
Since 01/01/2017 15,72 %
Over the last 12 months 5,45 %
Over 3 years 4,24 %
Since launch 4,26 %
Asset breakdown
Equities 74,15 %
Cash 14,57 %
Bonds 11,28 %
Breakdown by currency
EUR 12,27 %
TWD 10,65 %
BRL 10,38 %
USD 10,36 %
CNY 7,91 %
Others 48,46 %
Breakdown by region / by countries
Brazil 10,22 %
Taiwan 10,10 %
China 8,86 %
South Korea 7,72 %
Mexico 6,28 %
Others 30,51 %
Main positions
Ambev SA 2,65 %
Cervezas Sponsored ADR repr 2 shs 2,61 %
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 2,60 %
Thai Beverage PCL 2,15 %
Odontoprev SA 2,11 %

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 - 2nd Quarter 2017

The emerging market equity index, the MSCI Emerging Markets NR, corrected slightly in the second quarter of 2017, down -0.3% in EUR. Over the same period, the fund posted a drop of -2.9% in EUR. From a sector point of view, information technologies continued to post the best performance (+8.2% in USD), led by the two -juggernauts' of the Chinese index, Tencent (+22.5%) and Alibaba (+17.2%). The energy sector posted the biggest correction ( 10.8%) over the period while consumer staples ended -1.5% in EUR. In the second quarter, the manager opened a position in Clicks Group, the biggest pharmacy chain and largest pharmaceutical wholesaler in South Africa. A position was also opened in Vietnam Dairy Products. Vinamilk is by far the biggest dairy products company in Vietnam, where it has a market share of over 50%. On the sale side, the manager accepted the bid for Super Group, manufacturer of instant coffee, cereals and snacks based in Singapore, by Jacobs Douwe Egberts. At the end of the quarter, the equity allocation came to 75%, compared to 83% at the beginning of 2016. Since the last major correction, valuations have climbed steadily. Although earnings have been encouraging and valuations in general still do not seem excessive, the manager is keeping capital inflows in hand pending more favourable entry points to quality stocks.

General information

Net Asset Value 
Calculated Every business day
NAV class B capitalisation shares (19/10/2017) 104,26 USD
CODES Internal capitalisation code : 13974046
ISIN capitalisation code : LU0887931029
WKN capitalisation code : A1KCRG
Net assets (million) 558,01 USD
Launch date 24/02/2013

European tax regime

35% on redemptions
35% on dividends (distribution shares)

Belgian tax regime

27% on redemptions

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