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First State Worldwide Leaders A Acc GBP

Ranked 275 out of 313 in - Global Equities over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Jonathan Asante

Jonathan Asante started his career as a teacher at the London School of Economics whilst doing postgraduate research. He then joined NatWest Group where he was an assistant researcher. In 1995 he joined Framlington where he was a global emerging markets fund manager and group economist. After a nine year stint at Framlington he joined First State Investments as a senior analyst and became head of global emerging market equities after several years of co-managing GEM portfolios with Angus Tulloch.

Objective

The Fund aims to grow your investment. The Fund mainly invests in shares of large companies around the world. These companies generally have a total stock market value of at least US $3 billion. The Fund may invest in both developed and emerging market countries (countries considered to have social or business activity in the process of rapid growth). The Fund may invest in any industry.

Performance

Global Equities over : 30/09/2013 - 30/09/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 -0.8% -0.9% 1.0% -0.9%
2013 25.7% 16.7% 1.5% 1.7% 4.3%
2012 6.9% 7.8% -5.6% 3.4% 1.7%
2011 -4.0% 1.2% 0.3% -13.1% 8.9%
2010 11.5% 8.7% -13.2% 6.7% 10.7%
2009 15.7% -10.5% 5.5% 20.3% 1.8%
2008 -19.6% -9.2% -1.2% -12.6% 2.4%
2007 15.2% 2.9% 6.9% 0.3% 4.3%
2006 -3.4% 11.0% -14.5% -3.4% 5.4%
2005 56.6% 5.6% 10.2% 23.2% 9.4%
2004 5.9% -1.0% -6.0% 5.5% 7.8%
2003 39.3% -1.3% 10.7% 18.2% 7.8%
2002 -27.2% 8.1% -12.7% -20.9% -2.6%
2001 -14.5% -15.6% 6.4% -21.1% 20.6%
2000 -7.6% 26.7% -15.6% 7.5% -19.6%
1999 68.3% -1.7% 71.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/03/2014

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Unilever PLC ORD 10.67
GlaxoSmithKline PLC ORD 7.55
Chubb Corp ORD 7.02
Nestle SA ORD 6.47
Henkel & Co KGaA AG ORD 6.18
Markel Corp ORD 5.22
Baxter International Inc ORD 5.20
The Coca-Cola Co ORD 4.79
Microsoft Corp ORD 4.44
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd ORD 4.16
31/03/2014

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. France
  3. Germany
  4. Italy
  5. Netherlands
  6. Sweden
  7. Switzerland
  8. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date30/07/1999
  • Share Class size19Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0030978612

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. additional investment50

Charges

  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment4

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