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Trojan Global Equity Fund

The investment objective of the Fund is to seek to achieve capital growth over the long term (at least 5 years). The Fund must invest globally and at least 80% of its assets in equities and equity-related securities.

In addition to the O share class referred to on this page, I & S Classes are also available. Please contact us for more information.

'O' Share Class Price 24/06/2021
Accumulation Shares
Income Shares
403.36p
Fund Size
£400m

Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

May 2021

Your Fund returned -2.5% during the month compared to -1.2% for the MSCI World Index NR (£).

One question we ask of all our investments is, how are our companies improving? A recent meeting with Experian’s CEO highlighted their progress at many levels. Strategically, the company is creating more value for its customers by wrapping its data with predictive analytics, thereby automating decision making, improving outcomes for customers and reducing their costs. This suite of software services goes beyond credit underwriting, for which Experian’s data is traditionally used, and towards other areas –

marketing and customer acquisition, risk modelling, collections and fraud prevention. Furthermore, Experian has developed substantial direct-to-consumer offerings over the last few years in its major makets. This dramatically expands its addressable market whilst meeting rising regulatory expectations for safeguarding consumers’ data. These strategic initiatives are showing up in operational momentum as the company takes a greater share of clients’ spending, creates new business models and wins customers across industry verticals.

Experian is applying the lessons learnt from the US to revive the prospects of its struggling UK business and maximise its opportunity in the less mature and highly prromising Brazilian market. Financially, this is creating a more diversified, predictable and faster growing group with significant potential to improve profitability after many years of heavy investment in new products and technical infrastructure. Lastly, we are pleased to observe the company build on its record for corporate responsibility by deepening engagement with employees during the pandemic, extending the social utility of its services and making fresh commitments to improve diversity and reduce its carbon footprint. In summary, having held the shares for over a decade we believe the outlook for Experian has never been so good.

Source: Lipper, Link Fund Solutions Limited

 

Total Return 06/03/2006
Since Launch
31/05/2011
10 Years
31/05/2016
5 Years
31/05/2018
3 Years
31/05/2020
1 Year
30/11/2020
6 Months
Trojan Global Equity O Acc +364.6% +223.2% +99.7% +51.3% +13.4% +7.4%
IA Global TR +237.5% +173.4% +96.1% +37.8% +24.6% +9.3%
MSCI World NR GBP +280.2% +209.0% +99.2% +40.2% +22.3% +9.0%
Discrete Calendar Annual Returns (%) 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Trojan Global Equity O Acc +20.2% -4.6% -11.3% +18.4% +14.9% +6.2% +3.7% +14.4% +15.0% +12.3% +19.2% +13.2% +1.1% +24.6% +13.5% +6.9%

Performance is calculated on a total return basis, net of fees, in sterling terms.

Source: Lipper, Link Fund Solutions Limited. Since Launch (06/03/2006) to 30 April 2021.

Source: Lipper, Link Fund Solutions Limited

 

Risk Analysis Since Launch (06/03/2006) Trojan Global Equity O Acc IA Global TR MSCI World NR GBP
Total Return +364.6% +237.5% +280.2%
Max Drawdown -33.3% -38.3% -38.3%
Best Month +9.4% +9.8% +10.1%
Worst Month -9.4% -12.9% -10.6%
Positive Months +62.1% +63.2% +63.2%
Annualised Volatility +11.6% +13.6% +13.5%

Performance is calculated on a total return basis, net of fees, in sterling terms.

Maximum Drawdown measures the worst investment period

Annualised Volatility is measured by the annualised standard deviation of the monthly returns 

Source: Lipper, Link Fund Solutions Limited.  

Top 10 holdings Fund %
Alphabet 7.8
Microsoft 7.4
PayPal 6.6
Facebook 6.4
Visa 5.7
American Express 5.1
Medtronic 4.4
Roche Holding 4.1
Intuit 3.9
Novartis 3.8
Total Top 10 55.1
17 other holdings 42.6
Cash 2.3
Total 100.0

The Fund was originally launched as the Trojan Capital Fund, which focused on investing in UK equities with the flexibility to invest in overseas equities and other asset classes. The strategy was changed to a global equity strategy in December 2013. The Fund has been a constituent of the IA Global Sector since April 2012.  Prior to this, the Fund was in the IA Flexible Investment Sector. 

Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. The value of a fund and any income from it may go down as well as up and investors may get back less than they invested. Changes in rates of exchange may cause the value of investments to go up or down. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations​. This data is provided for information only and should not be reproduced, published or disseminated in any manner. Although Troy considers the data to be reliable, no warranty is given as to its accuracy or completeness. Any comparisons against indices are for illustrative purposes only.

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