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Ranked 47 out of 221 in - Global Emerging Markets over 12 months
All calculations are in CHF unless stated

Managed by

James Syme

James Syme was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire in 1972 and attended Cambridge University where he studied geography. He started his career as an analyst with H. Clarkson & Co and joined Henderson Investors in 1994. James joined Societe Generale Asset Management in 1997 where he was the head of emerging markets. He joined Baring Asset Mangement in 2006 where he was head of global emerging markets equity. He is now a senior fund manager at JO Hambro Capital Management. James holds the Investment Management Certificate and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Paul Wimborne

Paul Wimborne started his career as a graduate trainee in Rothschild Asset Management’s emerging markets team in 1998. He began managing a selection of global equity funds for the group in March 2000. He subsequently became a part of Insight Investment’s emerging markets and Asian equities team following the group’s acquisition of Rothschild Asset Management. He then joined Barings in 2008 and ran the Baring Emerging Markets Fund before joining J O Hambro Capital Management in 2011. Wimborne entered the world of finance armed with a first class degree in Management and Chemical Sciences from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.


The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve long-term total return from investing in a concentrated portfolio of global securities. The Fund aims to achieve its objective by investing in a portfolio of equity securities of companies domiciled or exercising the predominant part of their economic activities in Emerging Markets around the world. The Fund aims to achieve its ojective by looking for companies that will deliver superior mediumterm cash earnings growth, where this is not reflected in the current valuation.

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Global Emerging Markets over : 31/08/2017 - 31/08/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/06/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 -5.2% 0.9%
2017 33.7% 11.5% 3.0% 8.3% 7.5%
2016 7.0% -4.0% 2.7% 11.8% -2.9%
2015 -9.6% 2.4% -3.0% -14.1% 6.0%
2014 11.3% -3.4% 8.3% 2.9% 3.3%
2013 0.5% 1.7% -8.0% 3.0% 4.3%
2012 7.4% 6.8% -9.1% 10.7% -0.2%
2011 -14.8% 6.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd ORD 9.09%
Naspers Ltd ORD 6.36%
ICICI Bank Ltd DR 5.29%
China Mobile Ltd ORD 4.40%
Reliance Industries Ltd ORD 3.95%
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp ORD 3.34%
Sberbank Rossii PAO DR 3.28%
Hengan International Group Company Ltd ORD 3.19%
CNOOC Ltd ORD 3.03%
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd ORD 2.95%

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Denmark
  3. Finland
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. Ireland
  7. Luxembourg
  8. Netherlands
  9. Singapore
  10. Spain
  11. Sweden
  12. Switzerland
  13. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date30/06/2011
  • Share Class size305Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN IE00B41RZ573

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment1.50%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).