M&G (Lux) Global Select Fund

ISIN
LU1670715207

Price (21.09.2020)
30.24

% Price Change
-1.98

Objective and investment policy

Objective

The fund aims to provide a combination of capital growth and income to deliver a return that is higher than that of the global stockmarket over any five-year period.

Investment policy and strategy

Core investment: At least 80% of the fund is invested in the shares of companies, across any sector and of any size, from anywhere in the world, including emerging markets. The fund is concentrated and usually holds shares in fewer than 40 companies.

Sustainability considerations are fully integrated into the investment process. Companies that are assessed to be in breach of the United Nations Global Compact principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption are excluded from the investment universe. Industries such as tobacco and controversial weapons are also excluded.

Other investments: The fund may also invest in other funds (including funds managed by M&G) and cash or assets that can be turned into cash quickly.

Derivatives: The fund may use derivatives to reduce the risks and costs of managing the fund.

Strategy in brief: The investment manager makes long-term investments in the shares of companies with sustainable business models, where short-term issues have created buying opportunities due to these companies being, in the investment manager's view, undervalued.

The investment manager believes that this approach offers a powerful combination of the long-term, compounding growth that quality businesses can deliver, along with the potential boost to a company’s share price when a short-term issue has been resolved.

Benchmark: MSCI World Net Return Index

The benchmark is a comparator against which the fund’s performance can be measured. It is a net return index which includes dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes. The index has been chosen as the fund’s benchmark as it best reflects the scope of the fund’s investment policy. The benchmark is used solely to measure the fund’s performance and does not constrain the fund's portfolio construction.

The fund is actively managed.The investment manager has complete freedom in choosing which investments to buy, hold and sell in the fund. The fund’s holdings may deviate significantly from the benchmark’s constituents.

For unhedged and currency hedged share classes, the benchmark is shown in the share class currency.

You can find more information about the objective and investment policy of the fund in the Prospectus.

Risks associated with the fund

The value and income from the fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise. There is no guarantee that the fund will achieve its objective and you may get back less than you originally invested.

The fund can be exposed to different currencies. Movements in currency exchange rates may adversely affect the value of your investment.

The fund holds a small number of investments, and therefore a fall in the value of a single investment may have a greater impact than if it held a larger number of investments.

Investing in emerging markets involves a greater risk of loss due to greater political, tax, economic, foreign exchange, liquidity and regulatory risks, among other factors. There may be difficulties in buying, selling, safekeeping or valuing investments in such countries.

In exceptional circumstances where assets cannot be fairly valued, or have to be sold at a large discount to raise cash, we may temporarily suspend the fund in the best interest of all investors.

The fund could lose money if a counterparty with which it does business becomes unwilling or unable to repay money owed to the fund.

Further details of the risks that apply to the fund can be found in the fund's Prospectus.

Other information

The fund invests mainly in company shares and is therefore likely to experience larger price fluctuations than funds that invest in bonds and/or cash.


The performance webpage for this fund is currently being reconfigured. In the interim, for performance information, please refer to the latest Fund Factsheet which can be found in the Literature section.

Fund Team

John William Olsen

John William Olsen - Fund manager

John William Olsen, a Danish national, has been the manager of the M&G Positive Impact strategy since launch in November 2018. He joined M&G in April 2014 and was appointed manager of the M&G Global Select and M&G Pan European Select strategies in July 2014 and, two years later, deputy manager of the M&G Pan European Select Smaller Companies strategy. John William joined M&G from Danske Capital, where from 2002 he had managed non-domestic equity portfolios, including the Global Stock Picking, Global Select and European Select strategies. He joined Danske Capital in 1998 as a fund manager on the domestic Danish equities team, and in 2000 also became a global sector analyst focusing on technology and telecommunications stocks. John William gained a BA in business economics and then an MSc in finance and accounting from Copenhagen Business School.

 Team member biography
Mike Oliveros

Michael Oliveros - Deputy Manager

Michael Oliveros joined M&G in June 2011 as an analyst and since 2013 has worked as a manager and deputy manager of various equity strategies, including the Pan European Select Smaller Companies strategy and the Global Select strategy. Michael previously worked at Credit Suisse for six years, three of these as the market strategist and head of custom solutions in the HOLT group. Prior to Credit Suisse, he worked as an investment banking associate at Valuemetrics Advisors and as a management consultant at SCA Consulting. Michael graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998 with a BS in finance, minoring in technology and management. He is a CFA charterholder.

 Team member biography

Veronique Chapplow - Investment specialist

Véronique Chapplow is Investment Specialist for M&G’s Select Franchise. Prior to joining M&G, Véronique worked as product specialist at Zadig Asset Management for two years and Deutsche Bank for six years, servicing institutional equity clients specialised in the insurance sector. Before this, she worked at GAM, initially in the capacity of equity analyst before becoming deputy fund manager of GAM’s European Equity Funds. Véronique started her career at NatWest Securities as equity analyst covering the oil and gas sector. She is an Associate member of the Institute of Management and Research, the precursor of the CFA Institute. Véronique graduated from French business school EPSCI and obtained an MBA from Heriot Watt University.

 Team member biography

Ratings

Rating is at a share class level

3 Star Rating

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