To deliver higher returns than market-weighted indices, after fees and transaction costs, at similar levels of risk.
To hold a well-diversified portfolio of companies whose shares are traded principally on the major exchanges of developed markets. The fund may invest across the entire market capitalisation spectrum, but tends to have a larger emphasis on small and mid-cap companies than a market-weighted index. Stock positions in the fund are weighted to achieve better diversification than a market-weighted index on an individual stock, sector and country level.
The fund will generally be overweight in stocks considered to be value stocks and underweight in growth stocks. To determine fundamental value we use a valuation composite, which captures book values, earnings, operating cash flows and net cash distributions to shareholders. The Global Sustainable Focused Value Fund has a stronger value tilt than the Global Sustainable Value Fund and takes larger positions away from a market-weighted index.
In addition, we incorporate how companies manage their environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibilities. The results of these factors inform our view when considering an investment for our portfolio.
The GSI Global Sustainable Focused Value Fund is currently available on a number of platforms including:
Key Investor Information Document:
Assessment of Value: