Price Data as at 31 August 2021
|Share Class||OCF||Minimum||Price p|
|T Class Acc||1.06%||£1,000||141.64|
|T Class Inc||1.06%||£1,000||141.33|
|I Class Acc||0.96%||£5m||177.40|
|I Class Inc||0.96%||£5m||174.72|
|Portfolio Manager||Terry Smith|
|Inception (I, T Class)||1.11.17/ 1.3.20|
|AMC (I, T Class)||0.9%/ 1.0%|
|Depository||State Street Trustees Ltd.|
|Dealing||Daily at Noon|
|Dividend Dates||On or about 28/2 & 31/8|
|As at 31 August 2021|
|Gross / Net Yield<||1.11% / 0.15%|
|7 Day Fund Liquidity>||100%|
|Average Co. Founded||1929|
|Average Market Cap||£89.5bn|
|2020 Transaction Costs||0.04%|
|As at 31 August 2021, by Country of listing||%|
|As at 31 August 2021, GICS® Categories||%|
Security Identification Codes
* The OCF (Ongoing Charges Figure) is the total expenses paid by the fund (excluding bank overdraft interest), annualised, against its average net asset value. The OCF will fluctuate as the average net assets and costs change. The OCF is updated following the publication of accounts for the periods ending 30th June and 31st December. ^ The PTR (Portfolio Turnover Ratio) has been calculated in accordance with the methodology laid down by the FCA. This compares the total share purchases and sales less total creations and liquidations with the average net asset value of the fund. > 7 Day Fund Liquidity is calculated based upon 30% of trailing 20 day average volume. < Gross Yield reflects the historic dividend income received by the master fund in the preceding 12 months before the deduction of all expenses including management fees. Net yield is Gross Yield less the deduction of all expenses including management fees i.e. Gross Yield less the OCF.
The Company will invest in equities on a global basis. The Company’s approach is to be a long term investor in its chosen stocks. It will not adopt short-term trading strategies. The Company has stringent investment criteria which the ACD and Investment Manager adhere to in selecting securities for the Company’s investment portfolio. These criteria aim to ensure that the Company invests in high quality businesses which in the opinion of the ACD and Investment Manager are those:
- high quality businesses that can sustain a high return on operating capital employed;
- businesses whose advantages are difficult to replicate;
- businesses which do not require significant leverage to generate returns;
- businesses with a high degree of certainty of growth from reinvestment of their cash flows at high rates of return;
- businesses that are resilient to change, particularly technological innovation;
- businesses whose valuation is considered to be attractive.
Investors should be aware that the application of these investment criteria significantly limits the number of potential investments for the Company's portfolio. It is envisaged that the investment portfolio will be concentrated, generally comprising between 20 and 30 stocks. The Company will not invest in businesses which have substantial interests in any of the following sectors:
In addition, the ACD and the Investment Manager apply further criteria to screen investments in accordance with the ACD's sustainable investment policy. The ACD evaluates sustainability in the widest sense, taking account not only the companies handling of environmental, social and governance policies and practices but also their policies and practices on research and development, new product innovation, dividend policy and the adequacy of capital investment.
Performance, % Total Return
|Since FSEF Launch||Simulated Portfolio Prior to FSEF Launch|
|Aug 2021||2021 to 31.8.21||2020||2019||2018||Inception to 31.8.21||Annualised to 31.8.21||6.10.14 to 31.10.17||Annualised to 31.10.17|
The Fund is not managed with reference to any benchmark. Above are a number of comparisons of the Fund's performance: 1Fundsmith Sustainable Equity Fund I Acc, total return, net of fees priced at midday UK time, in sterling. Inception 1st November 2017. 2Simulated portfolio is based upon a segregated account mandate, dividends reinvested pari passu, ex cash, net of fees. Inception was 6th October 2014, source: Fundsmith LLP. 3MSCI World Index (£ Net) priced at close of business US time. The MSCI World Index is a market capitalisation weighted index of developed world equities and, as such, is a fair comparison given the Company's investment objective and policy. source: www.msci.com. 4Bloomberg/Barclays Bond Indices UK Govt 5-10 yr, source: Bloomberg. 5£ Interest Rate, source: Bloomberg.
Portfolio comment for August 2021
There were no outright sales or purchases of holdings made in the month. The top 5 contributors in the month were Novo Nordisk, Intuit, Waters, Microsoft and Estée Lauder. The top 5 detractors were Amadeus, Visa, Coloplast, Starbucks and Unilever
Top 10 holdings
- Estée Lauder
- Novo Nordisk
- No Fees for Performance
- No Up Front Fees
- No Nonsense
- No Debt or Derivatives
- No Shorting
- No Market Timing
- No Index Hugging
- No Trading
- No Hedgin
Just a small number of high quality, resilient, global growth companies that are good value and which we intend to hold for a long time, and in which we invest our own money.
Monthly performance table, % Total Return, I Class, Accumulation Share
Simulated return prior to 31.10.17
Payable on 28th February and 31st August
|Share class||T Class||T Class||I Class||I Class|
|Interim||1st Jan 2021 to 30th Jun 2021||0.1789||0.1697||0.1072||0.0942|
|Final||1st July 2020 to 31st Dec 2020||0.0948||0.0945||0.0274||0.0180|
|Interim||1st Jan 2020 to 30th June 2020||0.5318||0.6440||0.1273||0.1127|
|Final||1st July 2019 to 31st Dec 2019||0.0638||0.0625|
|Interim||1st Jan 2019 to 30th Jun 2019||0.4804||0.4755|
|Final||1st July 2018 to 31st Dec 2018||0.1350||0.1405|
|Interim||1st Nov 2017 to 30th Jun 2018||0.4074||0.4575|
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Disclaimer: A Key Investor Information Document and an English language prospectus for the Fundsmith Equity Fund are available via the Fundsmith website or on request and investors should consult these documents before purchasing shares in the fund. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. The value of investments and the income from them may fall as well as rise and be affected by changes in exchange rates, and you may not get back the amount of your original investment. Fundsmith LLP does not offer investment advice or make any recommendations regarding the suitability of its product.
The past performance shown prior to November 2017 is based on simulated returns of a more concentrated segregated account run for a single client adjusted to show total return, ex cash with dividends reinvested pari passu. Simulated past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance, in particular the segregated account was more concentrated than will be permissible for the Fundsmith Sustainable Equity Fund. The value of investment and the income from them can fall as well as rise. You may not get back the amount originally invested. This document has been issued and approved by Fundsmith LLP which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
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