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BSF Latin American Opportunities A2 GBP

Ranked 11 out of 17 in - Latin America over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Will Landers

Will Landers was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1969. He graduated from Georgetown University with a BSBA degree in finance and international management with a minor in theology. He started his career with Bear Stearns as an investment banker covering Latin American clients. After three years he joined Lehman Brothers where he started as an analyst and went on to become the director of Latin American research in 1998. In 1999 he moved to Credit Suisse where he covered Latin American technology and internet stocks. Will joined Merrill Lynch Investment Managers in 2002 as an analyst and shortly after became the co-manager of the Latin America Fund. In 2004 he became the sole manager of the fund. Will has been managing funds for over eight years and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Outside of fund management he enjoys spending time with his family as well as golf, football, baseball, music and the cinema.


The Fund seeks to maximise total return and will seek to achieve this investment objective through an investment of at least 70% of its total net assets in the equity and equity-related securities (including derivatives) of small & mid capitalisation companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in Latin America. Small & mid capitalisation companies are considered companies which, at the time of purchase, form the bottom 30% by market capitalisation of Latin American exchanges.


Latin America over : 31/10/2014 - 31/10/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 -12.2% -4.7% -14.0%
2014 -5.1% -2.2% 9.4% -1.8% -9.6%
2013 -14.9% 10.2% -13.7% -4.3% -6.4%
2012 14.7% 17.6% -14.9% 5.8% 8.3%
2011 -27.9% -13.7% 6.1% -25.3% 5.5%
2010 43.8% 9.4% -0.8% 19.7% 10.8%
2009 172.3% 0.5% 57.5% 43.4% 20.0%
2008 -46.4% -7.6% 13.2% -31.5% -25.1%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Finland
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. Guernsey
  7. Jersey
  8. Luxembourg
  9. Netherlands
  10. Poland
  11. Singapore
  12. Spain
  13. Sweden
  14. Switzerland
  15. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date14/11/2007
  • Share Class size32Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN LU0298471003

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment3,000
  • Min. additional investment0


  • Annual management2.00%
  • Initial investment5

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in GBP).