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M&G Global Basics

Ranked 306 out of 308 in - Global Equities over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Randeep Somel

Objective

The Fund is a global equity fund which invests wholly or mainly in companies operating in basic industries (‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ industries) and also in companies that service these industries. The Fund may also invest in other global equities. The sole aim of the Fund is long term capital growth.

Performance

Global Equities over : 31/08/2013 - 31/08/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 29/08/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 1.7% 0.1% 0.2% 1.4%
2013 3.2% 11.0% -5.6% 0.5% -1.9%
2012 1.0% 6.1% -9.3% 5.2% -0.3%
2011 -12.3% 0.4% -1.9% -14.1% 3.6%
2010 27.7% 9.5% -9.8% 12.0% 15.4%
2009 35.4% -7.3% 11.0% 24.4% 5.7%
2008 -26.7% -0.9% 8.7% -21.0% -13.9%
2007 21.0% 4.7% 10.8% 1.3% 3.0%
2006 15.2% 11.9% -2.0% -1.7% 6.8%
2005 40.7% 6.9% 5.4% 19.8% 4.3%
2004 24.7% 1.5% 2.0% 10.0% 9.6%
2003 36.3% -5.2% 15.2% 14.7% 8.8%
2002 -12.5% 11.8% -8.7% -18.1% 4.7%
2001 -4.6% -9.7% 10.2% -12.2% 9.3%
2000 -4.5% -15.0% 12.3% -6.8% 7.3%
1999 25.4% 9.1% 10.6% -3.9% 8.1%
1998 5.3% 3.6% -9.3% -3.3% 15.9%
1997 -11.4% 2.4% 2.6% -0.2% -15.6%
1996 30.4% 11.9% 8.0% 1.6% 6.2%
1995 4.7% -1.0% 5.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/12/2013

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
United Parcel Service Inc ORD 5.34
United Technologies Corp ORD 5.21
Symrise AG ORD 4.72
Publicis Groupe SA ORD 4.70
Kerry Group PLC ORD 4.50
Iluka Resources Ltd ORD 4.24
BHP Billiton PLC ORD 4.23
G4S PLC ORD 4.21
Kirin Holdings Co Ltd ORD 4.19
Ansell Ltd ORD 4.18
31/03/2014

Registered For Sale In

  1. Chile
  2. France
  3. Germany
  4. Luxembourg
  5. Netherlands
  6. South Africa
  7. Switzerland
  8. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date28/02/1973
  • Share Class size2,912Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0030932346

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. additional investment100

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).