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Foord Global Equity Fund (Singapore)

For long-term investors in global equity securities

INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE

The fund aims to achieve optimum risk-adjusted returns by investing in a diversified portfolio of global equities and related securities. It seeks to outperform the MSCI All Country World Net Total Return Index after fees, without assuming greater risk.

FOR INVESTORS

  • With a higher risk profile
  • Seeking long-term capital growth
  • And able to withstand investment volatility in the short to medium term.

REGISTERED COUNTRIES

Singapore, South Africa.

 

Performance

Returns
Year Fund Return % Benchmark Return %
2012 (from 01/Jun) 12.4 15.3
2013 18.7 22.8
2014 -6.4 4.2
2015 -2.2 -2.4
2016 1.9 7.9
2017 25.8 24.0
2018 -16.0 -9.4
2019 26.5 26.6
2020 24.9 16.3

Characteristics
Benchmark

MSCI All Country World Total Return Index.

Time horizon

Longer than five years.

Inception date

1 June 2012

Initial subscription amount

US$10,000 or equivalent

Subsequent subscription amount

US$ 1,000 or equivalent

Signification restrictions

Complies with the Code on collective investment scheme issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Income distributions

A roll-up fund with income being reinvested in the portfolio.

Income characteristics

Zero income yield as it does not distribute its income.

Portfolio orientation

Investing in quality global equities that presents compelling long-term investment value.Global equity exposure typically between 90% and 100%, with balance invested in cash and money market instruments.

Risk considerations

The fund is priced in US dollars. Among others, investment value is subject to foreign exchange risk, market risk and interest rate risk, and credit risk of the issuers.

Risk of loss

Moderate to high in periods shorter than five years. Subject to market volatility, lower in longer term.

Top 5
Security description Asset class Country of Listing Portfolio weight %
JD.Com Inc - ADR Equity US 6.0
IPG Photonics Corporation Equity US 5.4
Tencent Holdings Ltd Equity HK 4.9
Alphabet Inc Equity US 4.6
Extended Stay America Inc Equity US 4.3
Commentary

Monthly Commentary – December 2020

  • Global equities (+4.6%) continued rising—buoyed by the COVID-19 vaccines rollout commencing in multiple countries and passage in the US of the $900 billion pandemic stimulus bill and government funding plan
  • US equity markets (+4.1%) gained despite accelerating COVID-19 infections—market is anticipating a better 2021 given the COVID-19 vaccine roll outs and potentially more stimulus under the Biden administration
  • European bourses (+4.7%) rose on the 11th hour Brexit trade deal, which helped avoid trade friction and others issues related to a no-deal Brexit—the start of the EU vaccination drive also heralded a possible return to normal this year
  • The emerging market rally (+7.4%) gathered pace as vaccine news supported risk-on sentiment—boosting commodity prices and emerging markets including Brazil (+13.6%), India (+10.2%) and Russia (+10.1%)
  • China (+2.8%) underperformed—on concerns about government antitrust investigations on Chinese internet companies
  • Sector gains were led by the materials (+7.0%) and information technology (+6.9%) sectors—while real estate (+1.8%), utilities (+2.4%), industrial (+2.7%), consumer staples (+3.2%) and communication services (+3.7%) underperformed
  • Fund performance was supported by contributions from Baidu (+55.6%), Moncler (+24.6%) and Freeport-McMoran (+11.2%)—Alphabet (-0.5%), Tencent (+0.2%) and Nutrien (-1.3%) were the detractors
Fees

The annual fee comprises a fixed standard fee plus a performance fee, subject to an overall minimum.

The annual fee may be adjusted up daily (subject to fulfilling the performance conditions) by the performance fee, calculated as the difference between the portfolio performance and the benchmark return for the same period multiplied by the performance fee sharing rate.

Initial fees: NONE
Annual fee: 0.85% + 15% of outperformance over the benchmark

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Using rand returns of Foord’s best investment view South African funds. ? In calculating the current value of your hypothetical investment, we have applied the returns of Foord Asset Management’s retirement fund track record from 1 January 1990 to 31 March 2008 (gross of fees) combined with the net returns of the Foord Flexible Fund of Funds from 1 April 2008. Any information provided is not intended nor does it constitute financial, tax, legal, investment, or other type of advice, and the suitability or potential value of any information or particular investment source is not guaranteed. Performance may be affected by changes in the market or economic conditions and legal, regulatory and tax requirements. Distributions may be subject to mandatory withholding taxes. Foord does not provide any guarantee either with respect to the capital or the performance return of investments.
Using US dollar returns of Foord’s best investment view global fund. ? In calculating the current value of your investment, we have applied the long-term returns of the Foord International Trust. These returns are calculated net of fees. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Foord Asset Management (Singapore) Pte. Limited disclaims any liability for any loss, liability, or damages (whether direct or consequential) of any nature whatsoever that may be suffered as a result of, or which may be attributable, directly or indirectly to the use of or reliance upon the information provided.
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Insights

14 Jan 2021

The Rise and rise of the Foord Global Equity Fund

The Foord Global Equity Fund performed extraordinarily well in 2020, which was an extraordinary year by any measure. Portfolio manager Ishreth Hassen reviews the fund’s index-beating performance.

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13 Jan 2021

Markets in a Nutshell — December 2020

Developed market equities again reached new highs on the first COVID-19 vaccine approvals by US, UK and EU regulators and the passage in the US of a $900 billion pandemic relief bill. Despite accelerating COVID-19…

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