Fact sheet: M&G Global Leaders

Fund information
Fund name
M&G Global Leaders I Acc GBP
Fund manager company
M&G UK
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Aled Smithsince 29/09/2002
  • Gautam Samarthsince 31/03/2016
Fund objective
The fund aims to maximise long-term total return (the combination of income and growth of capital) by investing globally in shares of companies that have a clear and distinct investment strategy. The fund manager selects stocks from across the world, identifying those undergoing positive internal change leading to improvements in return on capital, but where the change is not yet reflected in the share price. Portfolio construction is based on in-depth analysis of companies, and is not influenced by views on countries and industries.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC World
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
45.3%
1 Year rank in sector
20/252
Sector
UT Global
Yield
0.6%
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
0.93%
Fund size
£537m (£755m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
109
Mid price
1927.29
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA52.9%
    Japan12.2%
    UK7.2%
    Hong Kong3.1%
    Money Market2.5%
  • Information Technology25.6%
    Consumer Discretionary18.3%
    Health Care17.1%
    Financials12.3%
    Industrials11%
  • US Equities52.9%
    Japanese Equities12.2%
    UK Equities7.2%
    Hong Kong Equities3.1%
    Money Market2.5%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4.7%6.7%20.4%45.3%40.5%89.9%
Sector4.5%4.7%13.3%31.5%36.1%76.5%
Rank within sector123 / 26855 / 26619 / 26120 / 252107 / 22985 / 204
Quartile2nd1st1st1st2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund3.6%30%4.9%1.8%25.9%
Sector3.3%21%3.4%6.7%19.7%
Rank within sector116 / 26635 / 25298 / 242211 / 22846 / 216
Quartile2nd1st2nd4th1st
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
-0.46
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
1.13
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
0.66
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
12.16
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
3.66
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
0.2
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.92
Price movement
52 week high1927.29
52 week low1227.36
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price1927.29
Region
1USA52.94%
2Japan12.24%
3UK7.22%
4Hong Kong3.06%
5Money Market2.54%
6Canada2.17%
7Germany2.15%
8Italy1.98%
9Switzerland1.86%
Industry sector
1Information Technology25.64%
2Consumer Discretionary18.27%
3Health Care17.12%
4Financials12.26%
5Industrials11.02%
6Consumer Staples4.2%
7Energy4.16%
8Materials3.19%
9Money Market2.54%
Asset type
1US Equities52.94%
2Japanese Equities12.24%
3UK Equities7.22%
4Hong Kong Equities3.06%
5Money Market2.54%
6Canadian Equities2.17%
7German Equities2.15%
8Italian Equities1.98%
9Swiss Equities1.86%
Individual holdings
1MICROSOFT CORP4.57%
2AMAZON.COM INC3.81%
3TESSERA3.3%
4MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC3.12%
5OTSUKA CORP3.12%
6INGREDION INC2.54%
7NVIDIA CORP2.41%
8MEDTRONIC INC2.34%
9TOHO CO LTD2.29%
Management
Fund manager group
M&G
Fund manager company
M&G UK
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The fund aims to maximise long-term total return (the combination of income and growth of capital) by investing globally in shares of companies that have a clear and distinct investment strategy. The fund manager selects stocks from across the world, identifying those undergoing positive internal change leading to improvements in return on capital, but where the change is not yet reflected in the share price. Portfolio construction is based on in-depth analysis of companies, and is not influenced by views on countries and industries.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC World
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Aled Smith29/09/2002Aled Smith joined M&G in December 2000 as a global equity fund manager and is currently managing the M&G Global Leaders Fund. Before joining M&G, Aled worked at JP Morgan Asset Management for eight years, four of these as a specialist senior analyst for the media sector. Prior to joining JP Morgan, he was an actuarial consultant for Coopers & Lybrand from 1989 to 1992. Aled graduated from Lincoln College, Oxford, in 1989 with a BA in mathematics. He is a CFA charterholder.
Gautam Samarth31/03/2016Gautam Samarth was appointed deputy fund manager of the M&G Global Leaders Fund on 1 April 2016, having been a dedicated analyst on the M&G Leaders team since 2014, when he joined M&G. Prior to this, Gautam worked for five years at Credit Suisse in New York, most recently as a vice president in the HOLT Investment Strategy team. Gautam brings with him experience in thematic and quantitative research, portfolio analytics and a strong understanding of fundamental valuation gained from his time at HOLT. He graduated from Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut) in 2009 with a BS in economics and a Chinese language minor. Gautam is a CFA charterholder.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, IA Recognised, SRS, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Gulf Cooperation Council, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Republic Of Korea, Luxembourg, Macau, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China, South Africa
M&G Global Leaders A Acc EUR
Initial charge5.25%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£75
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.93%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.93%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.9482
CurrencyEUR
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMO40
M&G Global Leaders A Acc GBP
Initial charge4%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.68%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.68%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price613.07
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMA46
M&G Global Leaders A Acc USD
Initial charge5.25%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£75
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.93%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.93%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.0511
CurrencyUSD
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeR859
M&G Global Leaders A Inc GBP
Initial charge4%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.68%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.68%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price256.59
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMA45
M&G Global Leaders C Acc EUR
Initial charge3.25%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£500,000
Min regular saving£50,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.92%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.92%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price23.0652
CurrencyEUR
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeMO41
M&G Global Leaders C Acc USD
Initial charge3.25%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£500,000
Min regular saving£50,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.93%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.93%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.1836
CurrencyUSD
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeR858
M&G Global Leaders I Acc GBP
Initial charge1%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£500,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.93%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.92%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1927.29
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0ZE6
M&G Global Leaders I Inc GBP
Initial charge1%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£500,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.93%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.93%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1813.67
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0ZE7
M&G Global Leaders R Acc GBP
Initial charge1%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.18%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.18%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price190.53
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0ZE8
M&G Global Leaders R Inc GBP
Initial charge1%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.18%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.18%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price179.32
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0ZE9
M&G Global Leaders X Acc GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.68%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.68%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price605.03
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMW83
M&G Global Leaders X Inc GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.68%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.68%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price253.8
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMW82
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