Bringing you live news and features since 2013
Bringing you news, views and analysis since 2013
Dollars

30662

Stonehage Fleming’s flagship fund passes USD1bn mark

RELATED TOPICS​

Assets under Management (AUM) for the Stonehage Fleming Global Best Ideas Equity Fund have passed the USD1 billion mark.

Since launching in August 2013, the USD1.03 billion fund has attracted assets from private, professional and institutional investors and has returned 66.7 per cent over the last five years, compared to the Global Equity peer group average of 30.0 per cent and the comparative index return of 40.0 per cent (USD terms).
 
Fund Manager Gerrit Smit manages a concentrated, high conviction portfolio of 27 high quality businesses that are chosen for their sustainable growth potential, strong management team, strategic competitive edge and value.
 
Current investments include some of the world’s best-known companies such as Visa, PayPal, Alphabet, Nike, Amazon, Microsoft and Estée Lauder.
 
Technology names now make up 25.5 per cent of the Fund, a reflection of the manager’s view that the technology sector will remain a dominant feature of daily life and business in general. It also has a high health care exposure.
 
Smit says: “The technology sectors’ contribution towards growing productivity, providing key information to businesses and individuals alike and creating new business opportunities seems to be ever increasing. Many technology businesses are currently benefiting from wide adoption, high business demand, general high profitability, strong cash flow generation and strong balance sheets. Some large technology businesses have become good growing dividend payers, which further supports capital growth. Investors can therefore also consider some of these businesses from an income perspective.”
 
Smit adds: “The combination of stable and constructive leading US economic indicators, continuing moderate economic expansion and earnings growth, low inflation expectations, only moderate interest rate rises and fair valuations has created a proverbial ‘Goldilocks’ investment environment. This ‘dull but constructive’ environment leads to more certainty and lower economic volatility and is more attractive to more investors. Whilst expectations for the level of economic expansion have recently been tempered, the outlook for continuing earnings growth remains on course for quality businesses.” 
 
The fund had previously been available exclusively to clients of Stonehage Fleming, but has been open to outside investors since 2016. It is now available on eleven platforms across South Africa and the UK.

Latest News

The trading and investment platform eToro has extended its proxy voting feature to all stocks..
C8 Technologies, the London-based fintech founded by former BlueCrest Capital Management partners Mattias Eriksson and..
DWS has announced the latest development in its strategic growth push in Alternative Credit with..

Related Articles

Pension funds
UK defined benefit (DB) pension plan sponsors could have access to GBP 1.2 trillion in surplus assets over the next decade, industry research reveals...
UK defined benefit (DB) pension plan sponsors could have access to GBP 1.2 trillion in surplus assets over the next..
Tim Crawmer, Payden & Rygel
Tim Crawmer and Frasat Shah of Payden & Rygel write that higher yields are attracting more demand from investors. Also, given that equities had a strong year last year, big funds have taken some chips off the table in equities and put them into fixed income...
Tim Crawmer and Frasat Shah of Payden & Rygel write that higher yields are attracting more demand from investors. Also,..
Lady justice
Top marks for the Pensions Regulator (TPR) whose efforts to improve resilience in the UK pension funds’ liability-driven investment (LDI) strategies received glowing commendations from the Bank of England in its March report...
Top marks for the Pensions Regulator (TPR) whose efforts to improve resilience in the UK pension funds’ liability-driven investment (LDI)..
Pension funds
Four potential operators of pensions dashboards (Just Group, Legal & General, Moneyhub and Standard Life, part of Phoenix Group) are coming together to instigate a new industry coalition...
Four potential operators of pensions dashboards (Just Group, Legal & General, Moneyhub and Standard Life, part of Phoenix Group) are..
Subscribe to the Institutional Asset Manager newsletter

Subscribe for access to our weekly newsletter, newsletter archive, updates on the site and exclusive email content.

Marketing by