Fact sheet: Morgan Stanley Global Brands

Fund information
Fund name
Morgan Stanley Global Brands Inst Acc
Fund manager company
Morgan Stanley Invest Mgmt UK
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Bruno Paulsonsince 21/06/2009
  • William Locksince 14/06/2009
  • Dirk Hoffmann-Beckingsince 31/08/2013
  • Christian Deroldsince 21/06/2009
  • Vladimir Deminesince 21/06/2009
  • Marcus Watsonsince 21/06/2009
Fund objective
The objective of the fund is to provide long-term capital appreciation through investment primarily in equity securities issued world-wide.
Benchmark
  • MSCI World
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
20%
1 Year rank in sector
121/248
Sector
UT Global
Yield
1.3%
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.
0.9%
Fund size
£861m (£654m 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.
98
Mid price
6765.16
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
First State Gbl Resrcs79.3%
UBS FTSE RAFI Devlpd 1000 Idx42.6%
Natixis HarsAsGblConcntdEq42.3%
Orbis Gbl Eq42.3%
NFU Mutual Global Growth38.3%
...more in UT Global

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA52.7%
    UK25.6%
    France10.2%
    Switzerland3.7%
    Germany3.5%
  • Consumer Staples52.7%
    Information Technology24.2%
    Consumer Discretionary13.5%
    Industrials4.2%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents2.4%
  • US Equities52.7%
    UK Equities25.6%
    French Equities10.2%
    Swiss Equities3.7%
    German Equities3.5%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-3.5%0%11.5%20%53.1%96.5%
Sector0.1%2.7%14%17.9%31.7%68.9%
Rank within sector246 / 264223 / 262194 / 257121 / 24818 / 22647 / 201
Quartile4th4th4th2nd1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund19.8%12%11.9%17.7%9.4%
Sector17.2%3.4%6.7%19.7%9.9%
Rank within sector109 / 25011 / 24034 / 226156 / 214133 / 201
Quartile2nd1st1st3rd3rd
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.
5.92
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.
0.93
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.
1.02
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%.
11.67
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.
6.77
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.
0.74
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.
0.67
Price movement
52 week high7127.82
52 week low5363.45
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price6765.16
Region
1USA52.67%
2UK25.64%
3France10.19%
4Switzerland3.73%
5Germany3.5%
6Money Market2.44%
7Italy0.97%
8Netherlands0.86%
Industry sector
1Consumer Staples52.66%
2Information Technology24.23%
3Consumer Discretionary13.5%
4Industrials4.2%
5Cash & Cash Equivalents2.44%
6Materials2.01%
7Financials0.96%
Asset type
1US Equities52.67%
2UK Equities25.64%
3French Equities10.19%
4Swiss Equities3.73%
5German Equities3.5%
6Money Market2.44%
7Italian Equities0.97%
8Dutch Equities0.86%
Individual holdings
1RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PLC9.2%
2MICROSOFT CORP7.62%
3UNILEVER6.81%
4L`OREAL6.56%
5BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO6.29%
6ALTRIA GROUP INC4.92%
7REYNOLDS AMERICAN INC4.81%
8TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX INC4.75%
9ACCENTURE PLC4.66%
Management
Fund manager group
Morgan Stanley
Fund manager company
Morgan Stanley Invest Mgmt UK
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The objective of the fund is to provide long-term capital appreciation through investment primarily in equity securities issued world-wide.
Benchmark
  • MSCI World
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Bruno Paulson21/06/2009Bruno is a portfolio manager for the London-based International Equity team. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2009. Prior to joining the firm, Bruno worked for Sanford Bernstein in London, where he was a Senior Analyst covering the financial sector, particularly banks and insurers, for eight years. Previously, he was a manager at the Boston Consulting Group where he focused on the financial services industry. Bruno has an MBA from INSEAD where he received the Ford Prize for graduating top of class. He was also a Research Fellow in Political Economy at Nuffield College, Oxford, and received a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics with 1st Class Honors from Keble College, Oxford.
William Lock14/06/2009William is a portfolio manager and co-head of the London-based International Equity team. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1994 and has 18 years of investment experience. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Credit Suisse First Boston's Corporate Finance Group, and was a management consultant with Arthur D. Little. William received a B.A. in modern history from Keble College, Oxford.
Dirk Hoffmann-Becking31/08/2013Mr. Dirk Hoffmann-Becking serves as the Portfolio Manager at Morgan Stanley Investment Management Limited. Mr. Hoffmann-Becking serves as Portfolio Manager of Morgan Stanley Institutional Fund, Inc. - Global Franchise Portfolio; Morgan Stanley Investment Funds - Global Brands Fund, Morgan Stanley Institutional Fund, Inc. - International Equity Portfolio; Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc.; SunAmerica Series Trust - International Diversified Equities Portfolio; The Universal Institutional Funds, Inc. - Global Franchise Portfolio; and Morgan Stanley Institutional Fund, Inc. - Global Quality Portfolio. He served as a Equity Analyst at Societe Generale Cross Asset Research from March 2012 to August 2013. He covered banking research within financials sector. Previously, Mr. Hoffmann-Becking served as a Senior Security Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC, Research Division.
Christian Derold21/06/2009Christian is a portfolio manager for the London-based International Equity team. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2006 Christian is a portfolio manager for the London-based International Equity team. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2006 and has 18 years of investment experience. Prior to joining the firm, Christian was director of research at Millgate Capital, a long short equity hedge fund. Prior to this, he worked at the State of Wisconsin Investment Board where he managed the Board's international equity portfolio. Christian received an M.A. in business administration from the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna, Austria.
Vladimir Demine21/06/2009Vladimir is a portfolio manager for the London-based International Equity team. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2009 and has eight years of investment management experience. Prior to joining the firm, Vladimir worked for UBS Global Asset Management in London, where he was an analyst responsible for stock selection of consumer staples holdings in key client mandates. Vladimir received a M.Sc. in investment management with Distinction from City University (CASS) Business School and a Master's in finance with Distinction from St Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance
Marcus Watson21/06/2009Marcus is a member of the London-based International Equity team. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2008 and has five years of investment experience. He received a B.Sc in psychology from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Switzerland, United Kingdom
Morgan Stanley Global Brands A Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.65%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.75%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price6102.04
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM526
Morgan Stanley Global Brands A Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.4%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.65%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.75%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1840.61
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNON9
Morgan Stanley Global Brands Inst Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£50,000
Min regular saving£2,500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.9%
Total expense ratio (TER)1%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price6765.16
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM525
Morgan Stanley Global Brands Inst Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£50,000
Min regular saving£2,500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.9%
Total expense ratio (TER)1%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1957.18
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeN6N9
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