This fund came on to our radar during recent research we were doing. The fund spins out of the Carmignac Emergents Fund. The two are the same but this fund has been developed for the UK market.
The Emergents Fund has a longer track record and we discussed some of this in the meeting. There are three elements of the strategy which make this an interesting option for investors. Firstly it has a high active share class. Secondly, although there is some crossover with other strategies, in the main the holdings are very different. Thirdly, it has at its heart a fully integrated SRI and low carbon approach.
The data shows how well the fund has performed since it was launched in the UK. The Emergents strategy has had a couple of years of underperformance. The first was in 2016 when there was a junk rally following the Chinese stimulus announcement, and the fund did not participate in this…read more