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M&G Global Basics

Ranked 241 out of 610 in - Global over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

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.

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Performance

Global over : 28/02/2016 - 28/02/2017
  • Rank 241/610 Total Return
  • Rank 376/610 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 272/610 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Return
239 M&G Global Select A Inc GBP

32.2%

240 GAM Star Composite Global Equity GBP Acc

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

GBP

32.2%

241 M&G Global Basics A Inc GBP

32.1%

242 Barclays Global Core A Acc GBP

32.1%

243 Acadian Sustainable Global Equity UCITS A Acc EUR GBP

32.1%

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016 31.9% 6.5% 8.1% 11.2% 3.1%
2015 -2.9% 6.7% -5.7% -10.7% 8.1%
2014 -0.1% 0.1% 0.2% -1.4% 1.1%
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 5.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/01/2017

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Microsoft Corp ORD 5.46
Johnson & Johnson ORD 3.98
Symrise AG ORD 3.69
Ansell Ltd ORD 3.57
Northern Trust Sterling E Dist GBP 3.54
Kerry Group PLC ORD 3.15
Scotts Miracle-Gro Co ORD 3.14
United Parcel Service Inc ORD 3.11
PZ Cussons PLC ORD 3.06
Kirin Holdings Co Ltd ORD 3.05
31/01/2017

Registered For Sale In

  1. Belgium
  2. Singapore
  3. Switzerland
  4. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date28/02/1973
  • Share Class size2,053Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0030932346

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. regular additional investment100

Charges

  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment4

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