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Ecclesiastical Amity International

Ranked 240 out of 278 in - Global Equities over 36 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Robin Hepworth

Robin Hepworth is a senior fund manager at Ecclesiastical, having joined the company in 1988. He was appointed fund manager of the Pension Fund in 1990 and the Higher Income Fund in 1994. He has managed the Amity International Fund since its launch in 1999, and co-manages the Amity Sterling Bond Fund with Chris Hiorns. Scottish born, Robin graduated in estate management in 1984. He likes to spend his leisure time with his young family and also enjoys playing football (regularly) and tennis (when he has the time). He is a keen walker, having completed the Lake District 24 Peaks in 24 Hours challenge in 2009.


The Fund aims to achieve long term capital growth with a reasonable level of income through a diversified portfolio of international companies. The Amity International Fund seeks to invest in a portfolio of companies which make a positive contribution to society and the environment through sustainable and socially responsible practices.


Global Equities over : 28/02/2012 - 28/02/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 3.7% 0.1% 2.3% 2.5% -1.2%
2013 16.0% 15.2% -3.0% 0.7% 2.9%
2012 11.2% 6.6% -5.1% 6.6% 3.1%
2011 -12.8% -0.6% 0.9% -16.0% 3.4%
2010 18.2% 7.7% -5.6% 8.7% 7.0%
2009 26.4% -10.3% 13.0% 16.2% 7.4%
2008 -15.1% -8.1% -3.6% -7.3% 3.4%
2007 24.1% 5.7% 9.6% 4.9% 2.1%
2006 17.6% 9.1% -4.2% 3.7% 8.5%
2005 23.4% 3.4% 5.0% 9.6% 3.7%
2004 3.5% -0.8% 1.2% 1.1% 2.0%
2003 28.2% -2.6% 13.9% 6.6% 8.3%
2002 -21.6% 6.6% -12.5% -19.8% 4.8%
2001 -15.4% -8.9% 2.2% -19.5% 13.0%
2000 -4.7% 4.0% 0.6% -3.7% -5.4%
1999 18.5%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Sound Global Ltd ORD 2.90
GlaxoSmithKline PLC ORD 2.48
Intel Corp ORD 2.41
General Electric Co ORD 2.14
DBS Group Holdings Ltd ORD 1.89
BYD Electronic International Co Ltd ORD 1.89
Minth Group Ltd ORD 1.85
Luk Fook Holdings International Ltd ORD 1.78
Ezion Holdings Ltd ORD 1.76
HKD Cash 1.70

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date13/09/1999
  • Share Class size99Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0008448663

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment200
  • Min. additional investment0


  • Annual management1.5%
  • 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).