The Sanlam Global High Quality UCITS Fund ranks second over 3 years and first since its inception under its equity international peer group. (Source: Financial Express) and recently won Best Fund at the City of London Wealth Management Awards™.
Actively managed portfolio of global equities with a high quality bias. High conviction and benchmark agnostic, with sector and regional positioning driven by bottom-up stock selection. The strategy also tactically utilises cash (maximum 22%) as risk management tool or while awaiting preferred price entry levels.
*Sources: Sanlam UK, Bloomberg. Basis: GBP C share class (Base/Local currency and class). NAV based, total return (net of fees). Period: 30.04.2008 to 28.02.2017 and represents a composite of the manager’s global equity track record. Past performance disclaimer. The Fund was launched on 28.02.2014 (BLUE) and therefore no earlier UCITS Fund performance numbers are available. Performance from 30.04.2008 to 31.08.2012 (GREY) is that of the manager’s ACPI segregated global equity mandate after all fees including transactions fees. From 31.08.2012 to 30.09.2012 (PURPLE) is that of the MSCI World Index while the manager transitioned to the Sanlam group and from 30.09.2012 to 28.02.2014 (TURQUOISE) is that of the Sanlam Private Wealth Global Equity Diversified Portfolio (net of all costs including transaction fees). ACPI Investment Managers is an independently owned investment management company. Past performance should not be taken as an indicator of future performance. Since investors may be liable to external fees, charges and taxes, the illustrated returns are not meant to provide a measure of actual return to investors. Class C shares are only available to those investors who have a separate investment management mandate with the Investment Manager.
Head of Global Equities As Head of Global Equities, Pieter is the lead fund manager for the Sanlam Global High Quality Equity Fund having joined the firm in mid-2012. His responsibilities include the design, management and implementation of our global equity client offering including segregated mandates for high net worth individuals. Pieter oversees a team of five analysts focusing on global and UK equities across multiple industries. Current assets under management managed by the investment team in direct global and UK equity mandates is more than $0.7bn.
Senior Equity Analyst William is a senior equity analyst, who has been the deputy fund manager of the Sanlam Global High Quality Fund since inception on 28 February 2014. In conjunction with the Head of Global Equities, William is responsible for global equity research and managing the high net worth global equity mandates and the global equity offering. He has over 10 years of investment experience and a track record of investing in equities. Prior to joining Sanlam in 2009, William worked at Brown Shipley before moving to Merrill Lynch.
The Sanlam Global High Quality Fund performed in line with the MSCI World Index during the month, with the fund gaining 1.2%. Pandora (+8.9%) was the best performer of the month. We added the name to the portfolio after the company had had a tough year over concerns over growth rates in their primary markets, namely the US and the UK. Given the growth opportunities available to the company, both in terms of product and geographically, we believe that these concerns are now heavily overdone. British American Tobacco (+8.0%) and Reckitt Benckiser (+6.7%) also performed well. Edwards Lifesciences (-3.9%) and Oracle (-3.7%) were the laggards.