M&G (Lux) Global Strategic Value Fund

ISIN
LU1829296034

Price (07.08.2020)
8.43

% Price Change
0.05

Objective and investment policy

Objective

The Fund aims to provide a combination of capital growth and income that is higher than that of the global equities market 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 may invest in China A-Shares via the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect.

Other investments: The fund may 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 fund employs a disciplined approach to analyse and select each company. The ‘value’ strategy invests in cheap or out-of-favour companies whose share price does not reflect accurately the valuation of the business. The investment manager seeks to identify companies which are, in their opinion at the time of investment, undervalued.

Benchmark: MSCI ACWI 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.

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

Risk indicator

Risk level 5

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.

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.

The fund may invest in China A shares. Investments in assets from the People's Republic of China are subject to changeable political, regulatory and economic conditions, which may cause difficulties when selling or collecting income from these investments. In addition, such investment is made via the 'Stock Connects' systems, which may be more susceptible to clearing, settlement and counterparty risk. These factors could cause the fund to incur a loss.

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

Shane Kelly

Shane Kelly - Co-manager

Shane Kelly joined M&G in December 2017, and has been co-managing one of M&G’s value strategies since July 2019. He previously worked at Alphinity Investment Management (Sydney, Australia) as a research analyst responsible for coverage of the construction materials and healthcare sectors, as well as all quantitative research. Prior to joining Alphinity, Shane worked for Alliance Bernstein (Sydney, Australia) between 2007 and 2010 as a risk manager and a quantitative analyst. Shane previously worked at M&G between 1999-2007, when he was a member of the Portfolio Construction and Risk team, and prior to that head of the Equities Performance team. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University of Wellington and a Masters of Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.

 

 Team member biography
Daniel White

Daniel White - Co-manager

Daniel White has been fund manager of the M&G (Lux) North American Value Fund since launch, and became co-fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Global Recovery Fund in July 2019. On the same date, Daniel became deputy fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Pan European Dividend Fund. He has been deputy fund manager of the M&G (Lux) European Strategic Value Fund since launch. Daniel initially joined M&G in 2005 as a sector analyst and has worked closely with Richard Halle since 2008. Daniel previously worked at Deloitte & Touche as an accountant after graduating from the University of Southampton with a BSc in oceanography in 2001. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 2005 and is a CFA charterholder.

 Team member biography
Richard Halle

Richard Halle - Co-manager

Richard Halle has been the fund manager of the M&G (Lux) European Strategic Value Fund since launch and was the fund manager on the equivalent UK-authorised OEIC from 2008 to 2018. Richard was appointed fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Pan European Dividend Fund and co-fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Global Recovery Fund in July 2019. He has been deputy manager of the M&G (Lux) North American Value Fund since launch. Richard initially joined M&G in 1999 as a sector analyst focusing on insurance and has been managing various institutional mandates on a European value strategy since 2002. Prior to M&G, Richard worked as a security analyst for the Sedgwick Group. He graduated from the University of Natal in South Africa with a bachelor of commerce and is a CFA charterholder.

 Team member biography

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